Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I & Lettice Knollys

Historian Nicola Tallis’ latest book, Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester, offers a fascinating glimpse into the interpersonal relationship between Elizabeth I and her kinswoman Lettice Knollys.  Tallis presents a compelling view of their complicated bond, which, despite the famous people involved, resembles most dysfunctional, familial relationships.  It had its highs.  [read more]