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The Favourite: Ralegh and His Queen

Mathew Lyons

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c 1500 to c 1600, Prose: non-fiction, British & Irish history

The true story behind one of the great love affairs in British history: Sir Walter Ralegh and Queen Elizabeth I.

In The Favourite, Mathew Lyons strips away the myth - and the self-mythologising - to find Sir Walter Ralegh in the one role in which his contemporaries knew him best: the courtier who could win the attention - and the heart - of Elizabeth I, while also being the 'most hated man in England'.

Using first-hand accounts, Lyons uncovers the maze of ambition, desire and amorality in which Ralegh lived before he rose to fame - a brutal Elizabethan world riven with crime and corruption and riddled with traitors and spies.

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Praise for The Favourite: Ralegh and His Queen

  • Wonderful. Elegant and intriguing - a seductive portrait of a fascinating relationship. I couldn't put it down.

  • Lyons has a magical turn of phrase that compels the reader to turn the pages to find out what happens next...

  • A well researched and meticulously detailed biography - New Books

  • Very entertaining. - The Herald.

  • A magnificent job of unpicking the machinations of Elizabeth's court and presents a fresh insight into the turbulent world of Tudor England. - Good Book Guide

  • Contains some excellent history-writing. - Heraldscotland.com

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