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Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, Volumes I & II

Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, Volumes I & II by Lucy Aikin
By: (1781-1864)

Memoirs of Queen Elizabeth from a variety of sources within the monarch's court, compiled and interpreted by Lucy Aikin.

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[Transcriber's note: A small number of typographical errors found in the original, printed book have been corrected; neither the language nor the spelling has been modernized. There are two chapters numbered thirteen; they have been labeled XIIIa and XIIIb.]

[Illustration: QUEEN ELIZABETH In the dress in which she went to St Pauls, to return thanks for the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Engraved by Bond, from the extremely rare print by Crispin de Passe, after a drawing by Isaac Oliver.]

MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF QUEEN ELIZABETH

BY LUCY AIKIN

IN TWO VOLUMES. (combined)

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER ROW. 1818.

PRINTED BY RICHARD AND ARTHUR TAYLOR, SHOE LANE.

PREFACE.

In the literature of our country, however copious, the eye of the curious student may still detect important deficiencies.

We possess, for example, many and excellent histories, embracing every period of our domestic annals; biographies, general and particular, which appear to have placed on record the name of every private individual justly entitled to such commemoration; and numerous and extensive collections of original letters, state papers and other historical and antiquarian documents; whilst our comparative penury is remarkable in royal lives, in court histories, and especially in that class which forms the glory of French literature, memoir... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - July 31, 2013
Subject: Best Book on E1
Lucy Aikin leaves no stone unturned when it comes to Elizabeth, but like all books on Elizabeth 1, it leaves out the filth that was common during that time frame. It was cold and damp for royalty in the winter and Elizabeth had one bath a week.


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