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  • Details about Emily Post's Etiquette

    Emily Post's Etiquette

    Peggy Post

    Much has changed in the 400 years since Elizabeth I reigned, but manners always matter. The definition of etiquette, which is a code of behavior based on thoughtfulness, has not changed. Learn how to deal with the myriad challenges we encounter today in this up-to-date book of manners.…more

  • Details about Victoria - The Essential Tea Companion: Favorite Menus for Tea Parties and Celebrations

    Victoria - The Essential Tea Companion: Favorite Menus for Tea Parties and Celebrations

    Victoria Magazine Staff (Editor); Kim Waller

    Whether we're enjoying a morning break, a quiet afternoon respite, or a soothing moment at day's end, tea is a ready indulgence. And Victoria has the ideal accompaniment to this celestial beverage. Victoria The Essential Tea Companion collects the best of three classic Victoria books in a single completely redesigned and beautiful volume. It serves up history and lore, advice on brewing the perfect pot, notes on collectible china, and best of all, menus for eight themed parties, from a children'……more

  • Details about Elizabeth I

    Elizabeth I

    Margaret George

    New York Times bestselling author Margaret George captures history's most enthralling queen-as she confronts rivals to her throne and to her heart. One of today's premier historical novelists, Margaret George dazzles here as she tackles her most difficult subject yet: the legendary Elizabeth Tudor, queen of enigma-the Virgin Queen who had many suitors, the victor of the Armada who hated war; the gorgeously attired, jewel- bedecked woman who pinched pennies. England's greatest monarch has baffl……more

  • Details about Tales from the Royal Wardrobe

    Tales from the Royal Wardrobe

    Lucy Worsley

    Dr. Lucy Worsley explores the royal wardrobes of our kings and queens over the last 400 years, from Elizabeth I to the present Queen Elizabeth II, explaining how the royal wardrobe is a carefully orchestrated piece of theater managed by the royals themselves to control the right image and project the right message to their subjects. Royal fashion is, and always has been, as much about politics as it is about the cut.…more

  • Details about Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

    Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

    Stephen Budiansky

    Sir Francis Walsingham's official title was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, but in fact this pious, tight-lipped Puritan was England's first spymaster. A ruthless, fiercely loyal civil servant, Walsingham worked brilliantly behind the scenes to foil Elizabeth's rival Mary Queen of Scots and outwit Catholic Spain and France, which had arrayed their forces behind her. Though he cut an incongruous figure in Elizabeth's worldly court, Walsingham managed to win the trust of key players like……more

  • Details about Murder at Hatfield House: An Elizabethan Mystery

    Murder at Hatfield House: An Elizabethan Mystery

    Amanda Carmack

    FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! 1558. Kate Haywood, a simple musician in the employ of a princess, will find herself involved in games of crowns as she sets out to solve the murder of the queen's envoy.... England is in tumult under the rule of Queen Mary and her Spanish husband. Confined to house arrest at Hatfield House, young Princess Elizabeth is the country's greatest hope. Far from court intrigues, Elizabeth finds solace in simple things: the quiet countryside and peaceful recreation, including ……more

  • Details about The Tournament

    The Tournament

    Matthew Reilly

    "A complete success...action fans and PBS types can share their enthusiasm" ( Booklist, starred review) when a young Queen Elizabeth I is thrust into a gripping game of deception and lust at the height of the Ottoman Empire in this edge-of-your-seat historical thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Great Zoo of China and Temple . The year is 1546, and Suleiman the Magnificent, the feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, issues an invitation to every king in Europe: You are invi……more

  • Details about Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Shekhar Kapur (Directed By)

    Actress Cate Blanchett returns to her Oscar-nominated role and director Shekhar Kapur steps back into the director's chair for this belated sequel to the critically acclaimed 1998 biopic Elizabeth that explores the 16th century romance between the "Virgin Queen" and noted adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). Michael Hirst teams with William Nicholson to pen the screenplay, and actor Geoffrey Rush returns to the role of Sir Francis Walsingham. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi…more

  • Details about Alice's Tea Cup : delectable recipes for scones, cakes, sandwiches, and more from New York's most whimsical tea spot

    Alice's Tea Cup : delectable recipes for scones, cakes, sandwiches, and more from New York's most whimsical tea spot

    Haley Fox & Lauren Fox.

    The delightful sisters and owners of Alice's Tea Cup share nearly one hundred recipes from their charming and wildly popular Manhattan restaurants For almost ten years, Alice's Tea Cup has been a destination in New York City for locals and tourists alike who crave a scrumptious afternoon tea without airs or pretension. Haley and Lauren Fox learned at an early age that tea was more than just a beveragee"it was an event to be shared and protectede"and they divulge their tea-making philosophy and d……more

  • Details about The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I

    The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I

    Stephen Alford

    In a Europe aflame with wars of religion and dynastic conflicts, Elizabeth I came to the throne of a realm encircled by menace. To the great Catholic powers of France and Spain, England was a heretic pariah state, a canker to be cut away for the health of the greater body of Christendom. Elizabeth's government, defending God's true Church of England and its leader, the queen, could stop at nothing to defend itself.Headed by the brilliant, enigmatic, and widely feared Sir Francis Walsingham, the ……more