Bess of Hardwick

Bess of Hardwick

First Lady of Chatsworth, 1527-1608

Book - 2006
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Publisher: London : Abacus, 2006, c2005
ISBN: 9780349115894
0349115893
Branch Call Number: 942.055092 Shrew-L 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xx, 555 p. :,ill. (some col.)

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Logovore
Nov 17, 2011

This is an excellent book and certainly gives a more nuanced picture of the Countess of Shrewsbury than the norm (which tend to emphasize the 'shrew' part of her title). One generally hears about Bess as a termagant start-to-finish and this books makes her a more three-dimensional person - still not someone you'd want to cross - but not an Elizabethan Cruella de Ville either...

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