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By Sue Simpson

a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Henry Lee was once referred to as ’the such a lot complete cavaliero’ in England. This good-looking, exciting and hugely convivial gentleman was once a major player in lifestyles at court docket as Elizabeth’s event champion. He created the mind-blowing Accession Day tournaments held every year sooner than London crowds of greater than 8,000 humans, was once Lieutenant of Elizabeth’s palace at Woodstock, and grasp of the Armoury on the Tower of London throughout the Spanish Armada. this is often the single biography of Sir Henry Lee in print, and explores the interplay of politics, tradition and society of the Elizabethan court docket in the course of the eyes of a favored and long-serving courtier. certainly, few different courtiers controlled to stay this kind of lengthy and fulfilling lifestyles, and even supposing this learn of Sir Henry’s lifestyles indicates a various nature normal of many Elizabethan gents - his travels to the courts of Italy, his wisdom of palms and armour, his savor the realm of logos and symbolism, his shut organization with Philip Sidney, and his intimate dating with a infamous lady at the least thirty years his junior - it additionally questions what it intended to be a courtier. was once the sport truly well worth the candle?

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