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Penelope Devereux is a legendary beauty in the court of Elizabeth but it's not just her looks which mark her apart With her canny instinct for be. The famed beauty Penelope Devereux reported to be the muse of poet Robert Sidney was born in 1563 She s the great grand daughter of Mary Boleyn by Henry VIII and her mother is Lettice Knollys who vexed Elizabeth I by marrying her favourite Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester after Penelope s father dies Her beloved brother is Robert second Earl of Essex and she will support him in all his political endeavours even the final one view spoilerwhich will result in his execution for treason hide spoiler uinze dias for be. The Cheating for the Chicken Man famed beauty Penelope Devereux reported to be the muse of poet Robert Sidney was born in 1563 She s the great grand daughter of Mary Boleyn by Henry VIII and her mother is Lettice Knollys who vexed Elizabeth I by marrying her The Last Runaway favourite Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester after Penelope s On Tidy Endings father dies Her beloved brother is Robert second Earl of Essex and she will support him in all his political endeavours even the Flat World Navigation final one view spoilerwhich will result in his execution A House of My Own Stories from My Life for treason hide spoiler

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Path And now Penelope must secure the future of the Devereux dynasty at whatever cost Even treason For the ueen is just one pawn in a deadly gam. I ve given this an A B for narration and a B for content at AudioGalsWatch the Lady is a fascinating piece of historical fiction based on the life of Lady Penelope Rich the sister of Robert Devereux Earl of Essex Penelope is widely believed to have been the inspiration for Sir Philip Sydney s famous sonnet seuence Astrophel and Stella and her life was an unconventional one to say the very least She was beautiful possessed of a fine mind took a keen interest in politics and for a woman of the time was able to live life on her own terms sustaining a long term relationship with a man to whom she was not married while at the same time retaining the favour of the ueen who was not a woman tolerant of any sort of impropriety among her ladiesYou can read the rest of this review at AudioGals El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro future of the Devereux dynasty at whatever cost Even treason For the ueen is just one pawn in a deadly gam. I ve given this an A B Fragonard Art and Eroticism for narration and a B Mao Zedong for content at AudioGalsWatch the Lady is a The Monarchs Are Missing fascinating piece of historical Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding for Sir Philip Sydney s Love is Blind famous sonnet seuence Astrophel and Stella and her life was an unconventional one to say the very least She was beautiful possessed of a Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia fine mind took a keen interest in politics and Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch for a woman of the time was able to live life on her own terms sustaining a long term relationship with a man to whom she was not married while at the same time retaining the

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Ing in the right place at the right time and her skilled political manipulation she has become a formidable adversary to anyone who stands in her. This was another great read by Elizabeth Freemantle This time she delves into the later years of the reign of Elizabeth I by telling the story of Penelope Devereux lady in waiting to Elizabeth and sister of Elizabeth s favorite of the time the second Earl of Essex Robert DevereuxWhat I loved most about this novel was how the author was able to create the atmosphere of backbiting and jealously in Elizabeth s court The rivalry between Robert Devereux and Robert Cecil son of William Cecil Lord Burghley and later Earl of Salisbury under James I was vicious at times The novel was full of intrigue and conspiracy and yet not to the point of conjecture on the author s part keeping this novel s foot holding firmly in the historical fiction pool and not in it s subgenre of historical mystery Not that I don t love a good historical mystery but often they can favor speculation and hyperbole over fact and as the author states at the book of this novel I have adhered closely to historical fact Penelope Devereux is a fascinating character and what I particularly enjoyed was that the author did not concentrate solely on her being the inspiration for Sir Phillip Sidney s Astrophel and Stella sonnet series Yes Sir Phillip is in the novel but it is the later years of Penelope s life that make for the most interesting read She had a sharp mind and a keenness for politics She was in contact with James VI of Scotland long before he became James I of England She was part of her brother s rebellion of 1601 although to what extent we can only speculate It is very interesting that Penelope was the only person on the list of rebels given to the ueen that did not face trialOverall I found this to be a compelling and enjoyable read The characters were well developed and the content thought provoking It was interesting to see the outsider portrayal of the later years of Elizabeth s reign I have read a lot of historical fiction about the earlier years but there does not seem to be as much about the years leading up to her death Although this novel somewhat puts you in the Devereux camp I still found Elizabeth s story to be uite saddening in the end PHP Pocket Reference favorite of the time the second Earl of Essex Robert DevereuxWhat I loved most about this novel was how the author was able to create the atmosphere of backbiting and jealously in Elizabeth s court The rivalry between Robert Devereux and Robert Cecil son of William Cecil Lord Burghley and later Earl of Salisbury under James I was vicious at times The novel was Winds of Enchantment firmly in the historical The Odds Against fiction pool and not in it s subgenre of historical mystery Not that I don t love a good historical mystery but often they can Tokyo Kill favor speculation and hyperbole over Unbroken The Reaper Diaries fact and as the author states at the book of this novel I have adhered closely to historical Bhishma an Enigma fact Penelope Devereux is a The Art of Loving fascinating character and what I particularly enjoyed was that the author did not concentrate solely on her being the inspiration Jack Kerouac for Sir Phillip Sidney s Astrophel and Stella sonnet series Yes Sir Phillip is in the novel but it is the later years of Penelope s life that make Reputation for politics She was in contact with James VI of Scotland long before he became James I of England She was part of her brother s rebellion of 1601 although to what extent we can only speculate It is very interesting that Penelope was the only person on the list of rebels given to the ueen that did not Alfablot face trialOverall I Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) found this to be a compelling and enjoyable read The characters were well developed and the content thought provoking It was interesting to see the outsider portrayal of the later years of Elizabeth s reign I have read a lot of historical Heads of the Colored People fiction about the earlier years but there does not seem to be as much about the years leading up to her death Although this novel somewhat puts you in the Devereux camp I still


About the Author: Elizabeth Fremantle

Elizabeth Fremantle is the critically acclaimed author of Tudor and Elizabethan set novels ueen's Gambit Sisters of Treason Watch the Lady and Times Books of the Year The Girl in the Glass Tower and The Poison Bed a historical thriller written under the name EC Fremantle described as 'a Jacobean Gone Girl'Her latest novel is The Honey and the Sting published August 6th 2020 as EC Fremantle



10 thoughts on “Watch the Lady

  1. says:

    The famed beauty Penelope Devereux reported to be the muse of poet Robert Sidney was born in 1563 She’s the great grand

  2. says:

    Once again Elizabeth Fremantle fails to impressPenelope Devereux the sister to Robert led a very exciting life during the Renaissance reign of Elizabeth I and I've tried to read every book I could find about herWith such riches from which to mine when writing this book Fremantle's characters never come alive and the book is never excitingFor new readers just discovering this subject I imagine it would be a very

  3. says:

    For many of us history buffs the story of the Earl of Essex is well known but not so much the story of his older sister Penelope The author of this book expressed her desire to adhere to historical fact whenever possible but she often had to resort to conjecture because so much is not known Having said that I finished this book having developed great respect for the courage for this great lady of the Elizabethan age She

  4. says:

    This was another great read by Elizabeth Freemantle This time she delves into the later years of the reign of Elizabeth I b

  5. says:

    I liked that this was about completely different members of the Tudor MessStill this dragged in places and was too romantic for me

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    Watch the lady; watch and wait Lord Cecil admonishes his overeager son Water hollows a stone not by force but by falling oftenThe lady in uestion is Penelope Devereux a descendant of Mary Boleyn and therefore related to ueen Elizabeth I and the object of Robert Cecil's wrath as he tries to thwart her and her brother Essex convinced as he is that they are traitors to the ueen And plot and prod they do incessantly inexorably with dizzying h

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    I've given this an A B for narration and a B for content at AudioGalsWatch the Lady is a fascinating piece of historical fiction based on the life of Lady Penelope Rich the sister of Robert Devereux Earl of Essex Penelope is widely believed to have been the inspiration for Sir Philip Sydney’s famous sonnet seuence Astrophel and Stella; a

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    I enjoyed reading this book it was really interesting Recommended

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    Really enjoyed Recommended

  10. says:

    What a wonderful book A fascinating look at the last 15 years or so of Elizabeth I's reign a time that rarely receives atte

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