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Watch the Lady Penelope Devereux is a legendary beauty in the court of Elizabeth but it's not just her looks which mark her apart With her canny instinct for being in the right place at the right time and her skilled political manipulation she has become a formidable adversary to anyone who stands in her path And now Penelope must secure the future of the Devereux dynasty at whatever cost Even treason For the ueen is just one pawn in a deadly game

About the Author: Elizabeth Fremantle

Elizabeth Fremantle is the critically acclaimed author of Tudor and Elizabethan set novels ueen's Gambit Sisters of Treason Watch the Lady and Times Books of the Year The Girl in the Glass Tower and The Poison Bed a historical thriller written under the name EC Fremantle described as 'a Jacobean Gone Girl'Her latest novel is The Honey and the Sting published August 6th 2020 as EC Fremantle

10 thoughts on “Watch the Lady

  1. says:

    The famed beauty Penelope Devereux reported to be the muse of poet Robert Sidney was born in 1563 She’s the great grand daughter of Mary Boleyn by Henry VIII and her mother is Lettice Knollys who vexed Elizabeth I by marrying her favourite Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester after Penelope’s father dies Her beloved brother is Robert second Earl of Essex and she will support him i

  2. says:

    Once again Elizabeth Fremantle fails to impressPenelope Devereux the sister to Robert led a very exciting life during the Renaissance reign of Elizabeth I and I've tried to read every book I could find about herWith such riches from which to mine when writing this book Fremantle's characters never come alive and the book is never excitingFor new readers just discovering this subject I

  3. says:

    For many of us history buffs the story of the Earl of Essex is well known but not so much the story of his older sister Penelope The author of this book expressed her desire to adhere to historical fact whenever possible but she often had to resort to conjecture because so much is not known Having said that I finished this book having developed great respect for the courage for this great l

  4. says:

    This was another great read by Elizabeth Freemantle This time she delves into the later years of the reign of Elizabeth I by telling the story of Penelope Devereux lady in waiting to Elizabeth and sister of Elizabeth's favorite of the time; the second Earl of Essex Robert DevereuxWhat I loved most about this novel was how the author was able to create the atmosphere of backbiting and jealously in

  5. says:

    I liked that this was about completely different members of the Tudor MessStill this dragged in places and was too romantic for me

  6. says:

    Watch the lady; watch and wait Lord Cecil admonishes his overeager son Water hollows a stone not by force but by falling oftenThe lady in uestion is Penelope Devereux a descendant of Mary Boleyn and therefore related to ueen Elizabeth I and the object of Robert Cecil's wrath as he tries to thwart her and her brother Essex convinced as he is that they are traitors to the ueen And plot and prod they do incessa

  7. says:

    I've given this an A B for narration and a B for content at AudioGalsWatch the Lady is a fascinating piece of historical fiction based on the life of Lady Penelope Rich the sister of Robert Devereux Earl of Essex Penelope is widely believed to have been the inspiration for Sir Philip Sydney’s famous sonnet seuence Astrophel and Stella; and her life was an unconventional one to say the very least She was beautiful

  8. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book it was really interesting Recommended

  9. says:

    Really enjoyed Recommended

  10. says:

    What a wonderful book A fascinating look at the last 15 years or so of Elizabeth I's reign a time that rarely receives attention focusing on charismatic siblings and Elizabeth's favourites Penelope Devereux and the Earl of Essex

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