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Elizabeth's Rival

The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester
Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
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Cousin to Elizabeth I - and possibly Henry VIII's illegitimate granddaughter - Lettice Knollys had a life of dizzying highs and pitiful lows. 

Entangled in a love triangle with Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I, banished from court, plagued by scandals, embroiled in treason, Lettice would lose a husband and son to the executioner's ax. In the first ever biography of this remarkable woman, Nicola Tallis takes us through her dramatic life and the grand sweep of the Tudor Age and the events that define it.

©2018 Nicola Tallis (P)2018 Oakhill Publishing

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Too many maybe and perhaps

The first two thirds of the book contained too many maybe and perhaps (perhaps she saw this). By the end there were more actual facts appearing. Loved the reader will be looking at more books read by Charlotte Strevens.

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A bit thin

Short on facts about Lettuce Knollys, long on 'would have', 'could have', 'must have' and 'probably'. The production is a bit sloppy, probably due to cheerfully reading out typos as written (castles built in 2020 and place names missing letters).
Passes the time, but one is unlikely to learn anything new.