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Four Queens and a Countess by Jill Armitage


Four Queens and a Countess by Jill Armitage, Amberley Publishing 2019, 256 pages

A fascinating examination of the relationships of Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, Mary I, Bess of Hardwick, and Lady Jane Grey - women who became legendary both for their insurmountable differences and the ways they tried to accommodate them. The clash of personalities which took place between them and its deadly political background are examined in detail, along with the legacy they left which endures to this day.