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ELIZABETH - the Virgin Queen and the Men who Loved Her: Biographical Sketches from the Elizabethan Court by [Robert Stephen Parry]

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Robert Stephen Parry is a UK writer of historical fiction, bringing you stories from a wide range of time periods, from Tudor & Elizabethan, through 18th-century Georgian, right up to the era of Victorian England and the Belle Époque. Well researched and vivid historical settings combine with unusual elements of mystery, romance and magical realism. For more, please visit: robertstephenparry.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A fictional memoir, in which reality and the inhabitants of the past meet up in the company of the reader

Book cover showing portrait of Tudor Queen in red tunic against olive backgroound. Text above.

The location is somewhere in England, a country-house setting that forms the backdrop for a series of talks by the enigmatic Dr Dejon and during which several biographical sketches are delivered on the principal men in the life of Queen Elizabeth I, including:

  • King Henry VIII
  • Thomas Seymour
  • Robert Dudley
  • John Dee
  • Francois, Duke of Alençon
  • Francis Walsingham
  • William Cecil
  • Walter Raleigh
  • Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex
  • And a Tudor ghost

Each presentation is enhanced by a short story or ‘vignette’ in which the relationship or romance is explored through an imagined scene or conflict. Additional chapters include observations on 16th-century Elizabethan court life, its fashions and formalities, and how the remarkable woman at the centre of it all succeeded in retaining power for so long through her professed virginity.

Wordsplash! Elizabeth.

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The Elizabethan Court and the demise of the codpiece.

"The court of Elizabeth was one of display and ostentation on an unprecedented scale; and nowhere was this more vividly illustrated than in the clothes they wore. The men were permitted, and indeed no doubt encouraged to sport themselves in elaborate, colourful and extravagant fashions which through the years became ever more impractical, producing in time what to us might appear as an oddly curvaceous, almost feminine silhouette. Lace collars or ruffs grew larger and larger until they virtually covered the shoulders. The once masculine, cuirass doublets of former times became sculptured and padded into long, swollen peascod bellies above breeches with capacious pumpkin shaped thighs. Everywhere, the look was one of embroidered velvets and silks, gathered, layered and slashed; pinked, puckered and teased in ever variation of daintiness - while that outstanding bastion of Tudor manhood, the codpiece, once flaunted so openly by Elizabeth’s father Henry VIII, fell out of favour entirely during Elizabeth’s tenure. Was she impressed? Well, we will suppose she was, but only if it suited her."

From Chapter Twelve: The Qualities of an Elizabethan Courtier.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00LG6WD9S
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2679 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 158 pages
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Robert Stephen Parry is a UK writer of adult historical fiction, bringing you stories from a wide range of time periods - from Tudor & Elizabethan, through 18th-century Georgian, right up to the era of Victorian England and the Belle Époque. Well researched and vivid historical settings combine with unusual elements of mystery, humour, romance and magical realism.

On a lighter note, he has also collaborated recently with the distinguished avian writer, A.Robin, Esq. in providing the illustrations for the book 'The Magnificent British Garden Robin'.

For more, visit: robertstephenparry.com

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