Author: Kate Hubbard
Publication: Harper Collins, hardcover, 2019
Genre: Biography, English History
Bess was born about 1521, lived to be 87, and outlived four husbands, the last marriage making her the Countess of Shrewsbury. She inherited property, married money, but increased and managed her holdings with great skill and became a very wealthy woman in her own right. She was friendly with all the major players of her time, including Queen Elizabeth I, who chose the Shrewsburys to be the jailors of Mary Queen of Scots when she sought refuge in England.
|Hardwick Hall (Derbyshire)|
|The Green Velvet Bedroom at Hardwick Hall|
|Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury (1521-1608)|