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Bess of Hardwick

Empire Builder

by Mary S. Lovell

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Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English


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Number of Pages576
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Open LibraryOL7454452M
ISBN 100393330133
ISBN 109780393330137
OCLC/WorldCa154602728


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Bess of Hardwick: Empire Builder by Mary S. Lovell is a very detailed biography of Englands most influential and richest woman (second to the Queen) of the 16th century.

In this book, Lovell sets out to correct earlier biographies mistaken accounts of Bess and to reveal the highly intelligent, personable and politically savvy woman she was/5.

Bess of Hardwick, was the daughter of John Hardwick, of Derbyshire and Elizabeth Leeke, daughter of Thomas Leeke and Margaret Fox. She was married four times, firstly to Robert Barlow, who died in his teens; secondly to the courtier Sir William Cavendish; thirdly to Sir William St Loe; and lastly to George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury Cited by: 2.

This book gives the reader a very in depth look at Bess of Hardwick. It surprised me that there is so much information available about her considering the times but that is just one of many things that will surprise you about Bess.

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"The best account yet available of this shrewd, enigmatic and remarkable woman."&#;Sunday Times [London] From the author of The Sisters, a chronicle of the most brutal, turbulent, and exuberant period of England's history.

Bess Hardwick, the fifth daughter /5(8). By the time that she moved into Hardwick New Hall, Elizabeth (‘Bess’), Countess of Shrewsbury, was 70 years old and the richest woman in England after the queen.

Built just a stone’s throw from the site of her childhood home, the house was a deliberate – and typically unsubtle – statement of her wealth and power.

Bess was born into a family of respectable but impoverished Derbyshire landowners. They owned land in and around Hardwick and a modest manor house on the site of Hardwick Old Hall. Bess left home at the age of 12 to serve at nearby Codnor Castle, and by the age of 15 she had married Robert Barlow, heir to a neighbouring gentry family.

Bess was, in Lovell's words, "born to shop," and her meticulously kept expense accounts richly evoke the texture of Tudor life: from lampreys and oysters at a few pence Bess of Hardwick book to much larger sums Author: Adam Goodheart.

Bess of Hardwick was born around to John Hardwick of Derbyshire and his wife Elizabeth Leeke. The Hardwicks did not hold prestigious offices and the highest office that they ever achieved was esquire.

John Hardwick died at. Buy Bess Of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth New Ed by Mary S. Lovell (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(). This is the question BBC History Magazine's David Musgrove put to British historians while researching his book Places That Made Britain (). Here, in an extract from the book, Musgrove visits Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, which was built by the "fantastically wealthy" Bess of Hardwick in the 16th century.

Bess Of Hardwick by Mary S. Lovell,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). 6: The Stepchildren of Bess of Hardwick Family Tree: Selective Tree Showing the Heirs of Henry VII Notes Bibliography Acknowledgements The earliest known portrait of Bess c, still at Hardwick Hall Hardwick Hall.

Bess was born in the original house inbut it is shown here after Bess had remodelled it half a century later4/5(32). Bess of Hardwick.

BORN: • Derbyshire, England DIED: Febru • Derbyshire, England English landowner. Elizabeth Hardwick, known as Bess of Hardwick, rose from modest origins to become the wealthiest woman in Elizabethan England after the queen herself. Bess Hardwick (–) started out respectably enough, but would have gotten lost among the numerous progeny of her well-born but improvident family of gentlemen farmers had she not been married off brilliantly at only to be widowed two years later by Author: Mary S.

Lovell. From the bestselling author of The Mitford Girls: A 'wonderfully researched' (Sunday Express) biography of Bess of Hartwick, the most powerful woman in England next to Queen Elizabeth.

Bringing 'the Tudor Age to exuberant life' (Hugh Massingberd, Mail on Sunday), Mary S. Lovell tells the story of Bess of Hardwick, one of the most remarkable women of the 5/5(2). A book purported to be about Bess of Hardwick, I looked forward to exploring the life of such an important figure in female history during the Elizabethan age.

From what I've gleaned from Wikipedia and other research sources, I knew her to come from rough beginning to rise as one of the wealthiest women of her era, ancestress of throne claimants/5(56).

Editorial Reviews. Praise for Venus in Winter: "A vast panorama of Tudor history, from the viewpoint of a legendary woman who loomed large in it—the redoubtable, fabulously wealthy, much-married Bess of Hardwick."—Margaret George, author of Elizabeth I: The Novel “Venus in Winter does justice to the extraordinary, powerful, and dangerous Bess of Hardwick/5(6).

Hardwick Hall is unique among National Trust properties. Most are monuments to the men of British history (the good ones and the bad ones). Hardwick Hall is a monument to a woman and a very formidable woman at that.

Elizabeth Shrewsbury, colloquially known as Bess of Hardwick, wielded power in an age when women did [ ]. Burton Book Review Rating: stars My previous review of Gillian's novel The Darling Strumpet The author of The September Queen explores Tudor England with the tale of Bess of Hardwick—the formidable four-time widowed Tudor dynast who became one of the most powerful women in the history of England.

This book tells the story of Bess of Hardwick in the time of Henry vIII through to the death of Elizabeth Tudor. It tells of her four marriages to four different men and shows through her eyes the upheavals of all the events until the death of the Queen in /5(17). Bess of Hardwick's Letters is the first book-length study of the c.

letters to and from the remarkable Elizabethan dynast, matriarch and builder of houses Bess of Hardwick (c. By surveying the complete correspondence, author Alison Wiggins uncovers the wide range of uses to which B. To: Bess of Hardwick Born Elizabeth Hardwick (in c/2, d.

13 February ), the woman known to posterity as Bess of Hardwick married four times during her life, as a result of which her name changed from Hardwick to Barlow (or Barley), Cavendish, St Loe and then finally (when she was countess of Shrewsbury and then dowager countess) Talbot.

Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Bess of Hardwick: Portrait of an Elizabethan Dynast This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering.

The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Born into the minor nobility, Bess of Hardwick rose to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in England, second only to Queen Elizabeth I.

Lovell (The Mitford Girls) presents Bess's life as a study in how education, connections, marriage and property management shaped the life of women in the 5/5(4).

From the bestselling author of The Mitford Girls: A 'wonderfully researched' (Sunday Express) biography of Bess of Hartwick, the most powerful woman in England next to Queen Elizabeth Bringing 'the Tudor Age to exuberant life' (Hugh Massingberd, Mail on Sunday), Mary S.

Lovell tells the story of Bess of Hardwick, one of the most remarkable women of the 5/5(6). Bess of Hardwick's Letters is the first book-length study of the c.

letters to and from the remarkable Elizabethan dynast, matriarch and builder of houses Bess of Hardwick (c. By surveying the complete correspondence, author Alison Wiggins uncovers the wide range of uses to which Bess put letters: they were vital to her.

From the bestselling author of The Mitford Girls: A 'wonderfully researched' (Sunday Express) biography of Bess of Hartwick, the most powerful woman in England next to Queen Elizabeth. Bringing 'the Tudor Age to exuberant life' (Hugh Massingberd, Mail on Sunday), Mary S.

Lovell tells the story of Bess of Hardwick, one of the most remarkable women of the /5(). Bess now threw herself into the works at Hardwick. She lived in the Old Hall with Sir William and his wife, but spent many hours overseeing the works, and checking the details of the weekly accounts.

The stone, the timber, the iron and the marble all came from her estates, and she even set up a glass making plant on site. In Augustit is possible that Bess became involved in another scandal.

Lady Katherine Grey, second daughter of Bess’ old mistress, Lady Frances, had secretly married the Earl of a member of the royal family (and many believed Lady Katherine to be Elizabeth’s heir) to marry without consent was treason.

Hertford was abroad, so Katherine, finding herself. Bess of Hardwick started out life in a pretty nondescript sort of way, but when she died she was the second wealthiest woman in England, coming in only after the Queen herself.

She fought for her rights, managed her own finances, and she took the money she inherited through her marriages and invested it wisely. Bess moved into her new house in and four years later compiled an inventory, a list of the contents of the house that emphasises the richness and quality of the interior furnishings of Hardwick.

Inin her mids Bess died at Hardwick and was buried in a. A book purported to be about Bess of Hardwick, I looked forward to exploring the life of such an important figure in female history during the Elizabethan age.

From what I've gleaned from Wikipedia and other research sources, I knew her to come from rough beginning to rise as one of the wealthiest women of her era, ancestress of throne claimants/5(51). Bess of Hardwick brought home to me how much I miss history with its fascinating portrait of a woman who proved her worth over and over again.

Undoubtedly Bess would have been the CEO of some humongous corporation these days, but in her own time she was a clever, enchanting woman who made her money work for her, loved her husbands and children.

Genre/Form: History Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Williams, Ethel Carleton. Bess of Hardwick. London, New York, Longmans, Green.

Hardwick is a hamlet and civil parish in the county of Cambridgeshire, England with a large housing estate located about 6 miles ( km) west of the city of Cambridge, England.

The hamlet lies immediately south of the A road between Cambridge and St is about 4 miles ( km) east of the newly developed city of hamlet is nearly on the Greenwich District: South Cambridgeshire.

Bess of Hardwick's Letters brings together, for the first time, the remarkable letters written to and from Bess of Hardwick. Bess of Hardwick (c/2 or ) is one of Elizabethan England's most famous figures. She is renowned for her reputation as a dynast and indomitable matriarch and perhaps best known as the builder of great stately homes like the magnificent.

Bess of Hardwick was a very rich woman in 16th century England. She was born Elizabeth Hardwick in the autumn of (the exact date is not known) in the village of Hardwick in Derbyshire. Her father was John Hardwick a moderately prosperous landowner and her mother was also called Elizabeth. She was one of 5 children.

From the bestselling author of The Mitford Girls: A 'wonderfully researched' (Sunday Express) biography of Bess of Hartwick, the most powerful woman in England next to Queen Elizabeth.

Bringing 'the Tudor Age to exuberant life' (Hugh Massingberd, Mail on Sunday), Mary S. Lovell tells the story of Bess of Hardwick, one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era/5().

Thus the book is more substantial than the two earlier 20th-century studies (Rawson's Bess of Hardwick and her Circle,and F.C.

Williams' Bess of Hardwick, ), though all three make a prehaps excessive attempt to give the scheming Bess the benefit of every doubt. Minor but rewarding for both researchers and amateurs of Tudor life.

Bess of Hardwick was one of five surviving children of a family of minor gentry, but was a lady of unfailing personal ambition and undoubted charisma. She had been brought up at Hardwick Hall, although her father died within a year of her birth, and the family were impoverished.Bess of Hardwick organised her own life very effectively, as well as those of her extended family, whether they liked it or not.

The lady of Hardwick was the one moving the pieces across the chessboard and not the other way around. She married four times, each time carefully moving further up the social scale and acquiring more land and property.COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .