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Elizabeth’s rival

  • The National Archives Bessant Drive Kew, England, TW9 4DU United Kingdom (map)

Elizabeth’s Rival, written by British historian Nicola Tallis, is the first ever biography of the extraordinary Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester. Born into a prestigious family, Lettice had a life of dizzying highs and pitiful lows. Nicola will talk about the religious turmoil of the time – the plots and intrigues of Mary, Queen of Scots, attempted coups, and bloody Irish conflicts – through this biographical encounter with Elizabeth I’s kinswoman.

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Later Event: February 23
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