Court Lady and Country Wife: Two Noble Sisters in Seventeenth-Century England

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  • 400 pages
  • Court Lady and Country Wife: Two Noble Sisters in Seventeenth-Century England
  • Lita-Rose Betcherman
  • English
  • 06 August 2018
  • 0060762896

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      Court Lady and Country Wife: Two Noble Sisters in Seventeenth-Century England
Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, Lucy and Dorothy Percy came to prominence at the court of Charles I Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle, dominated the royal scene Her beauty was immortalized in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, her political skills attracted many famous lovers, and her talent as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the queen s inner circle until civil war and its machinations led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London.Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester wife of a diplomat and an ancestor of Princess Diana managed the family estates and raised twelve surviving children Though brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics, she had a reputation as a shrewish wife and, when her husband rebelled after thirty five years of marriage, it caused a public scandal.Viewing a tempestuous era through the exceptional lives of Lucy and Dorothy Percy, Lita Rose Betcherman s Court Lady and Country Wife offers a perfect window into a remarkable world. New Read Court Lady and Country Wife: Two Noble Sisters in Seventeenth-Century England by Lita-Rose Betcherman For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Court Lady and Country Wife: Two Noble Sisters in Seventeenth-Century England

  1. Indiana says:

    It tells the story of two sisters, Dorothy and Lucy Percy, who were born at the end of Elizabeth I s reign and lived through James I, Charles I and the English Civil War Their parents were the 9th Earl of Northumberland and Dorothy Devereux Their father spent most of their childhood in the Tower of London for his supposed involvement in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and as a result he played very little role in their upbringing and had little influence over them Both girls made marriages of thei It tells the story of two sisters, Dorothy and Lucy Percy, who were born at the end of Elizabeth I s reign and lived through James I, Charles I and the English Civil War Their parents were the 9th Earl of Northumberland and Dorothy Devereux Their father spent most of their childhood in the Tower of London for his supposed involvement in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and as a result he played very little role in their upbringing and had little influence over them Both girls made marriages of their own doing and married for love.Lucy married the future Earl of Carlisle, a Scottish gentleman who had come down to England with King James and was quite engrained in the court and its society Most of her subsequent life revolved around the court with all its scandals and goings on She went on to become the mistress of the Duke of Buckingham and was an in an out favorite of Que...

  2. Hannah says:

    Fairly interesting historical perspective on the years immediately preceeding Queen Elizabeth I s death through the Civil War and Restoration These 2 sisters lived during a cataclysmic period in history, and through their life stories you get a real feel for the time period, the power players and the events of the day.Overall I enjoyed t...

  3. Rebecca says:

    This is the story of the two Percy sisters in first half or somewhatof the 17th century in England, Dorothy and Lucy They are at the absolute top of the social ladder, daughters of the earl of Northumberland They lived in turbulent times, and saw both the highest and the lowest of what life had to offer especially Lucy They are also good examples of the different roles open to women of their social status, Dorothy lived in the country in a big house with a big family and Lucy at the This is the story of the two Percy sisters in first half or somewhatof the 17th century in England, Dorothy and Lucy They are at the absolute top of the social ladder, daughters of the earl of Northumberland They lived in turbulent times, and saw both the highest and the lowest of what life had to offer especially Lucy They are also good examples of the different rol...

  4. Jessica says:

    This was slow moving it started quite off interestingly, but it slowed down It rapidly was about politics and not about the sisters I understand that politics played a large part in their lives but they were largely missing in the second half.

  5. Rebekah says:

    Having read through all the Phyllipa Gregory books about the English monarchy Mom thought I would appreciate this work of historical fiction Court Lady and Country Wife only for this Lita Rose Betcherman book to turn out to be non fiction It was written well,like a novel than flat biography which is why it is finished and the Jane Austen Biography is still laboring along.This book starts off in the early 1600 s and follows two sisters as they rise and fall with the high and mighty of Engl Having read through all the Phyllipa Gregory books about the English monarchy Mom thought I would appreciate this work of historical fiction Court Lady and Country Wife only for this Lita Rose Betcherman book to turn out to be non fiction It was written well,like a novel than flat biography whi...

  6. Leslie says:

    Not an easy read but I found this book fascinating because it reveals that even at a time when women were oppressed, a few managed to weld influence on politics and family life The Percy sisters were in the thick of court politics during the English Civil Wars and Reformation, using their intelligence, perseverance and sometimes feminine wiles to gain power for their families and financial success The two women were very different but remained loyal to each other despite many disagreements Th Not an easy read but I found this book fascinating because it reveals that even at a time ...

  7. Jean says:

    I thought this book would haveof a story but it is pretty much like reading a history booka very interesting history book but a history book nevertheless The author does a wonderful job of keeping things going I really appreciate that I thought I d be able to finish this book in 3 weeks but, alas, it seems to be never ending So, I do recommend this book to those folks who love to read facts about historical people For those like me who prefer a little bubblegum in their histor I thought this book would haveof a story but it is pretty much like reading a history booka very interesting history book but a history book nevertheless The author does a wonderful job of keeping things going I really app...

  8. Carolyn Cash says:

    Excellent biography of the Percy sisters, Lucy and Dorothy, during the 17th Century, and the contrast in their lives Lucy, as Countess of Carlisle, became a leader of fashion and one of the Queen s favourites, whilst Dorothy married th...

  9. Coleen Dailey says:

    A very interesting read about two sisters, daughters of the Earl of Northumberland during the reign of Charles I One marries well and lives at court and becomes a major player in the intrigues of Charles I switching sides briefly and then back The other marries well but lives a life fu...

  10. Gail says:

    Good background for understanding the mid 1600 s in British history that I ve been learningabout My ultimate goal is to better understand the world of Diana Gabaldon s Outlander series which is a century later, which means understanding the Stuart monarchy, religious chan...