The Walsingham Woman Author:Jan Westcott BORN TO INTRIGUE AND POWER — The woman who shocked Elizabethan England, Frances Walsingham, grew into a beautiful woman . . . so beautiful that the Queen would not allow her at court. While still in her teens, she married Sir Philip Sidney, nobleman, soldier and poet, only to lose him in the great war against Spain. Soon afterward, she took as ... more »husband the Queen's favorite and the most dazzling figure in all England -- the Earl of Essex.
Whispered about by tavern tarts and court wenches, despised by the Queen, Frances Walsingham went on to bear another man's child and recklessly risked her very life for the love of the fabulous Irishman Richard de Burgh. Men worshiped her, women feared and hated her.
This is her story, a superb fictionalized biography of one of the most mysterious and vital women in English history.« less