Related by blood. Divided by love
To Elizabeth Tudor, Lettice Knollys was always ‘the other woman’.
Lettice was younger, more beautiful and more alluring than Queen Elizabeth could ever be. And that was the problem.
Widowed when still young, Lettice must raise four children in an age when a woman always needs a man to provide for her. Which isn’t a problem for Lettice. Lettice is a woman who likes to have a man by her side – and in her bed.
But the men in her life have loyalties to another woman – Queen Elizabeth I – and Elizabeth doesn’t like to share. One woman has absolute power; the other has only her wit and her beauty.
And so begins a rivalry that will endure for both their lifetimes.
Here, in her own words, Lettice tells her story of the men in her life and how Elizabeth Tudor stole them from her.
The Queen’s Rival is a short story companion piece to other biographical historical fiction books in The Tudor Court series which chronicle the lives of famous, not to say infamous, historical figures who serve the kings and queens of England during the sixteenth century.
Lettice’s story is also told in the historical fiction novels The Queen’s Favourite and The Queen’s Rebel, Books I and II in The Tudor Court series.