On the Fifth Day of Christmas – Book 2

On the fifth day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me the chance to win a copy of Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys Countess of Leicester by Nicola Tallis.

To be in the running to win this book, leave a comment after this post.

Conditions of Entry

For your chance to win a copy of Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys Countess of Leicester, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’).

Then simply leave a comment after this post between now and 31 December 2017. Don’t forget to leave your name and a contact email. Please note that I have comment moderation activated and need to ‘approve’ comments before they appear. There is no need to submit your comment twice.

This giveaway is open internationally.

One winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email shortly after the competition closes. Please ensure you’ve added natalie@onthetudortrail.com to your address book to avoid missing my email.

Good luck!

Find Out More

Click here to read Nicola’s entertaining and informative guest post about Lettice Knollys and New Year gifts at Queen Elizabeth’s Court.

Book Blurb

Favorite, foe, rival—a gripping tale of the countess who dared cross a queen amidst the dangerous intrigues of Elizabethan England.   

A kinswoman to Elizabeth I, Lettice Knollys had begun the Queen’s glittering reign basking in favor and success.  It was an honour that she would enjoy for two decades. However, on the morning of September 21st, 1578, Lettice made a fateful decision.  When the Queen learned of it, the consequences were swift. Lettice had dared to marry without the Queen’s consent.  But worse, her new husband was Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, the Queen’s favourite and one-time suitor. Though she would not marry him herself, Elizabeth was fiercely jealous of any woman who showed an interest in Leicester. Knowing that she would likely earn the Queen’s enmity, Lettice married Leicester in secret, leading to her permanent banishment from court. Elizabeth never forgave the new Countess for what she perceived to be a devastating betrayal, and Lettice permanently forfeited her favour. She had become not just Queen Elizabeth’s adversary.  She was her rival. But the Countess’ story does not end there.  Surviving the death of two husbands and navigating the courts of three very different monarchs: Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Charles I, Lettice’s story offers an extraordinary and intimate perspective on the world she lived in.

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  1. Janet Bennett says:

    Yes please, her life sounds to interesting (especially when Dudley’s involved)

  2. Lettice Elizabeth’s love rival..makes good reading to me

  3. Madeleine Kinnane says:

    This looks so good! If I don’t win, I’m buying!

  4. Lisa Evans says:

    Oh yes please amazing women

  5. Oooh… can’t wait to see how she is painted. I love how different authors have different opinions. It makes reading the same information much more fun!

  6. Linda Arbuckle says:

    Brave woman! Love to read this.

  7. Cool!!!

  8. Anything Tudor I like 😉

  9. Would love to read this book! ?

  10. Thank you so much for this opportunity! This sounds like a very exciting book.I am looking forward to reading it..because if I don’t win…..I’m running out to the closest store that has it in stock! I can’t wait to read this!

  11. Pat Gallagher says:

    I love the fact that she outlived Elizabeth and lived until 90.

  12. Bonnie Malmat says:

    Lettice was a heck of an interesting woman. I’m definitely interested in this book.

  13. Margaret Lewis says:

    The contrast between two women. One who risked everything for love, and the other just dallied with love.

  14. Michael Griffin says:

    could learn something from this

  15. Reymie Lum says:

    Mary Boleyn is truly an interesting figure. So is her mysterious daughter who was fathered by Henry VIII. I love mary Boleyn because she was a dutiful daughter who did what she was told, going against her own heart.

  16. Rikihana Watson says:

    Oh I would love this! I’ve yet to learn more about Lettice 🙂

  17. Rachael Dickson says:

    Oh man, yes, I would love to learn more about Lettice Knollys and Robert Dudley!

  18. Deana Sanders says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this one.

  19. Trudi Porter says:

    oh sounds fascinating

  20. Would love to read this book!

  21. Rachel Colclough says:

    Wonderful book

  22. Another fascinating person I would like to learn more about!

  23. AElfgyva La Fae says:

    Looks fabulous!

  24. I’m playing for my daughter. She likes history. I have a very special cancer and she helps me a lot. She deserves this

  25. Oh, how interesting! I love the Tudor and Stuart eras, and it’s always fun to read a bio of someone who was not a monarch. I’d love this for my library.

  26. Life at court for these women was never easy….

  27. Judith MacInnes says:

    I’ve read lots of bits about Lettice in other books, so I;d love to know more!

  28. Paola Cascone says:

    Lovely books

  29. Oh my goodness what an exciting read! I definitely want this book to add to my Tudor collection!

  30. Nicola Dunn says:

    I’d love to learn more about Lettice

  31. I love the stories of Mary, Catherine and all of her children.

  32. My favorite reading genre, I love historical novels!

  33. Stephanie Brooke says:

    Would love to read what Nicola has discovered about Lettice, and how she managed to survive to the amazing age of 91 !

  34. I’m a huge fan of books about courtiers and friends of the monarch, I’d love to read this!

  35. Just up to the part of Dudley remarrying on Reign….what perfect timing! Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Katie Rodriguez says:

    I would very much like to learn more about Lettice! She must have been brave to defy Elizabeth!

  37. Catherine Sutton says:

    On my wish list! I would love to win this book.

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