By Elizabeth Fremantle
Penelope Devereux arrives at Queen Elizabeth’s court docket the place she and her brother, the Earl of Essex, are drawn into the getting older Queen’s prefer. younger and naïve, Penelope, even though promised in different places, falls in love with Philip Sidney who pours his heartbreak into the now vintage sonnet sequence Astrophil and Stella. yet Penelope is quickly married off to a guy who loathes her. by no means fainthearted, she chooses her second and moves a care for her husband: after she supplies beginning to 2 sons, she's going to be loose to dwell as she chooses, with whom she chooses. yet she is to find that the process real love isn't smooth.
Meanwhile Robert Cecil, ever dependable to Elizabeth, has his eye on Penelope and her brother. even though it turns out the Earl of Essex can do no flawed within the eyes of the Queen, as his impact grows, so his enemies assemble. Penelope needs to draw on all her political savvy to save lots of her brother from his personal ballooning ambition and Cecil’s capture, whereas bold to plot for an occasion it's treason even to imagine about.
Unfolding over the process twenty years and informed from the views of Penelope and her maximum enemy, the devious baby-kisser Cecil, Watch the woman chronicles the final gasps of Elizabeth’s reign, and the lethal scramble for strength in a demise dynasty.
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