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People/Characters: Lettice Knollys

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All the Queen's Men: Elizabeth I and Her Courtiers by Neville Williams
Cousin to the Queen by Judy Turner
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics by Sarah Gristwoodas Lettice Dudley
Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History by Lytton Strachey
Elizabeth and Leicester by Elizabeth Jenkins
Elizabeth I by Margaret George
Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court by Anna Whitelock
Gay Lord Robert by Jean Plaidy
Lady Rich;.A novel of Penelope Devereux at the Court of Queen Elizabeth by Elizabeth Boatwright Coker
The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
Love, lust, and license in early modern England : illicit sex and the nobility by Johanna Rickman
Mr. Secretary Cecil and Queen Elizabeth by Conyers Read
Murder In The Queen's Garden by Amanda Carmackbeautiful daughter of Catherine & Sir Francis Knollys
My Enemy the Queen by Victoria Holt
Poor Penelope: Lady Penelope Rich, an Elizabethan woman by Sylvia Freedman
Queen of this Realm by Jean Plaidy
The Queen's Command by Maggie Osborne
The Queen's Secret by Victoria Lamb
Rival to the Queen by Carolly Erickson
Sweet Robin: A Biography of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester 1533-1588 by Derek Wilson
The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory

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Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester (1540-1634), was a granddaughter of Mary Boleyn, the older sister of Queen Anne Boleyn. She first married Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex. Her son Robert Devereux (later 2nd Earl of Essex) was born in 1566. In about 1576, after her first husband's death, Lettice secretly married her lover Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester -- the favorite of Queen Elizabeth. She was banished from court after that.

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