A country house setting is the backdrop for a series of peculiar lectures on the life and times of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
A fictional memoir blending fact and fantasy.
During the course of a weekend, several biographical sketches are delivered on the principal men in Elizabeth’s life, including Henry VIII, Thomas Seymour, Robert Dudley, John Dee, William Cecil, Walter Raleigh, Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex and others.
Brief, fictional ‘vignettes’ accompany the biographical chapters, in which the relationship or romance with each man is explored through an imagined scene or conflict. Suitable, therefore, for those who also enjoy reading short stories with a twist.
Also includes observations on sixteenth-century Elizabethan court life and how Elizabeth became queen and remained in power for so long through her professed virginity.