May 29, 2013

'Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court" by Anna Whitelock

Author Sandra Byrd posted a link to a review on this new release on Facebook, which I thought interesting enough to share here. This new book takes an in depth look into Elizabeth's ladies-in-waiting, attempting to show how they, being privy to all that went on in the privy chamber, were far more important at the Tudor court than just helping the Queen get dressed.

Though the reviewer concluded that the book wasn't in depth enough for their taste, I am still very curious to read it. According to the review, "Anna Whitelock argues that the royal bedchamber helps us to see Elizabeth and her reign anew." After reading this review, I'm interested to see for myself if she really does.

Have any of you read this book? If so, what did you think?

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