Susan Doran teaches at St Benet's Hall and is a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. She has published numerous books on Tudor history, including most recently The Tudor Chronicles (2008). Her work has included consultancies for the media, and she has edited catalogues for three major exhibitions in London. She has regularly been interviewed for radio and TV programmes, and is currently planning an exhibition with the Bodleian Library on Stuart Successions. She is married with two adult children.
Introduction Part I: Kin 1. Parents and siblings 2. Suffolk Cousins 3. Mary Queen of Scots 4. James VI of Scotland Part II: Courtiers 5. 'Eyes': Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester 6. 'Lids': Sir Christopher Hatton 7. Her 'moste humble vassall': Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex 8. 'The women who serve' Part III: Councillors 9. 'Sir Spirit': Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley 10. 'Her Moor: Sir Francis Walsingham 11. 'Pygmy': Sir Robert Cecil Some Conclusions Bibliography Notes Index