BESS of HARDWICK the most powerful Tudor woman after Elizabeth 1 with Kate Hubbard Author and Josephine Pembroke

Jan 17, 02:59 PM

It's Tudormania at the moment with the much awaited Mary Queen Queen of Scots film out now. With impeccable timing the guest today on Radio Gorgeous is author, Kate Hubbard who works at the Royal Literary fund. She has written a book about a powerful, wealthy and creative Tudor woman, who outlived her four husbands. She was a friend of Queen Elizabeth and spent a few years with Mary Queen of Scots as her soft jailer (they sewed together). And most importantly she was an amateur architect who loved building and designing houses and their interiors. She was the richest Tudor woman in  England after the Queen, she is BESS OF HARDWICK.

Devices & Desires, Bess of Hardwick and the building of Elizabethan England by Kate Hubbard, published by Chatto and Windus.

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