The Queen's Bed

The Queen's Bed

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge

Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay her bedchamber, closely guarded by the favored women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels, and shared her bed.

Elizabeth's private life was of public concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath… (more)

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Whitelock, whose previous book was an excellent biography of Mary Tudor, demonstrates her understanding that readers are at heart voyeurs, filling her “intimate history” with countless such details, both juicy and distasteful.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2014)

Collection: Sarah Crichton Books

Language: English


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