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Bess of Hardwick Portrait of an Elizabethan Dynast by Durant, David N.

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Published by Peter Owen Publishers .
Written in English


  • Biography: historical,
  • British & Irish history: c 1000 to c 1500,
  • c 1500 to c 1600,
  • General,
  • Great Britain - History - Tudor And Stuart (1485-1714),
  • Women landowners,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Nobility,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • England,
  • Great Britain,
  • Shrewsbury, Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot,
  • Shrewsbury, Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot,,
  • 1520-1608,
  • Biography,
  • Countess of,,
  • History,
  • Shrewsbury, Elizabeth Hardwick

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7861507M
ISBN 100720610788
ISBN 109780720610789

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This book gives the reader a very in depth look at Bess of Hardwick. It surprised me that there is so much information available about her considering the times but that is just one of many things that will surprise you about Bess. She was a woman far ahead of her time. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about Bess/5(72).   Buy a cheap copy of Bess of Hardwick: First Lady of book by Mary S. Lovell. The best account yet available of this shrewd, enigmatic and remarkable woman.—Sunday Times [London]From the author of The Sisters, a chronicle of the most Free shipping over $Cited by: 2.   "The best account yet available of this shrewd, enigmatic and remarkable woman."&#;Sunday Times [London] From the author of The Sisters, a chronicle of the most brutal, turbulent, and exuberant period of England's history. Bess Hardwick, the fifth daughter /5(8).   By the time that she moved into Hardwick New Hall, Elizabeth (‘Bess’), Countess of Shrewsbury, was 70 years old and the richest woman in England after the queen. Built just a stone’s throw from the site of her childhood home, the house was a deliberate – and typically unsubtle – statement of her wealth and power.

Bess was born into a family of respectable but impoverished Derbyshire landowners. They owned land in and around Hardwick and a modest manor house on the site of Hardwick Old Hall. Bess left home at the age of 12 to serve at nearby Codnor Castle, and by the age of 15 she had married Robert Barlow, heir to a neighbouring gentry family.   Bess was, in Lovell's words, "born to shop," and her meticulously kept expense accounts richly evoke the texture of Tudor life: from lampreys and oysters at a few pence apiece to much larger sums Author: Adam Goodheart.   Bess of Hardwick was born around to John Hardwick of Derbyshire and his wife Elizabeth Leeke. The Hardwicks did not hold prestigious offices and the highest office that they ever achieved was esquire. John Hardwick died at .   Buy Bess Of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth New Ed by Mary S. Lovell (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5().

  This is the question BBC History Magazine's David Musgrove put to British historians while researching his book Places That Made Britain (). Here, in an extract from the book, Musgrove visits Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, which was built by the "fantastically wealthy" Bess of Hardwick in the 16th century.   Bess Of Hardwick by Mary S. Lovell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). 6: The Stepchildren of Bess of Hardwick Family Tree: Selective Tree Showing the Heirs of Henry VII Notes Bibliography Acknowledgements The earliest known portrait of Bess c, still at Hardwick Hall Hardwick Hall. Bess was born in the original house in , but it is shown here after Bess had remodelled it half a century later4/5(32). Bess of Hardwick. BORN: • Derbyshire, England DIED: Febru • Derbyshire, England English landowner. Elizabeth Hardwick, known as Bess of Hardwick, rose from modest origins to become the wealthiest woman in Elizabethan England after the queen herself.