Table of contents for Bess of Hardwick : empire builder / Mary S. Lovell.

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		The Family Tree of Bess of Hardwick	x
		Introduction	xiii
	1	Merrie England 1520/40	1
	2	Child Bride, Child Widow 1540/7	18
	3	Lady Cavendish 1547	34
	4	Family Matters 1547/51	52
	5	Dangerous Times 1552/6	77
	6	'Your Poor Friend' 1556/8	94
	7	Sir William St Loe 1518/58	116
	8	'My Own Sweet Bess' 1559/61	142
	9	Lady St Loe in Trouble 1561/5	169
	10	A Very Eligible Widow 1565/9	188
	11	A Difficult Guest 1569/73	210
	12	A Dangerous Match 1574/5	240
	13	Raising Arbella 1576/8	259
	14	Enough to Alienate the Heart 1578/81	279
	15	Discord 1582/4	297
	16	No Winners 1585/6	317
	17	Death of a Queen 1586/90	336
	18	The Dowager Countess 1590/2	365
	19	More Window than Wall 1592/9	389
	20	'In Perfect Health and Good Memory' 1600/02	416
	21	Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth 1602/03	429
	22	End of an Era 1603/08	447
	23	A Long Arm . . . 1608 et seq.	471
Appendices
	1: 	Discussion of Bess of Hardwick's Date of Birth	481
	2: 	The Office of Wards	483
	3: 	Sir William Cavendish's Statement to the 
Star Chamber, August 1557 	485
	4: 	What happened to Bess's Children and Grandchildren	488
	5: 	Extract from Tree Showing the Relationship between
the Brandons and the Hardwicks	496
	6: 	The Stepchildren of Bess of Hardwick	497
		Family Tree: Selective Tree Showing the Heirs 
of Henry VII	498
		Notes	499
		Bibliography	529
		Acknowledgements	536
		Picture Credits	538
		Production Credits	540
		Index	541

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Shrewsbury, Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot, Countess of, 1527?-1608.
Countesses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Biography.
Women landowners -- Great Britain -- Biography.