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Elizabeth's Rival

Extent: 448pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 15/11/2018

Price: £10.99

ISBN: 9781782439240

Categories: Biographies, Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Publication Date: 02/11/2017

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781782437512

Categories: Biographies, Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

About the Author

Dr Nicola Tallis is a British historian and researcher. Her debut book, Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey, was published to wide praise. She has previously lectured at the University of Winchester and worked with Historic Royal Palaces and the National Trust.


  • 'Stunning ... Nicola Tallis brings this remarkable woman out of the shadows and dazzlingly to life. It is a story of love, loss, intrigue and betrayal, and is told with customary finesse by one of our most talented historians. Not to be missed.', Tracy Borman
  • 'A fascinating insight both into Lettice herself and into the wider stories and life of the age.', The Spectator
  • 'Beautiful and thought-provoking ... Elizabeth's Rival stands as a testament as to why the figures that are cast aside in history should be explored.', All About History
  • 'Nicola Tallis brings us into a complex, compelling world, suffused with intrigue, betrayal, love and heartbreak, centred around the fascinating figure of Lettice Knollys. She is well deserving of such a biography.', History Today
  • 'Wonderfully written and researched ... I couldn't put it down.', Tudors Dynasty
  • 'A lively, colourful ride through the Tudor years and their Stuart postscript.', The Bookbag
  • 'Expertly researched and beautifully written ... Elizabeth's Rival is a tour de force.', Adrienne Dillard Blog