Elizabeth in the Garden - T1715377604Trea Martyn presents the beguiling story of how Elizabeth I’s two great courtiers fought a lifelong duel for her affections - with their gardens. Lord Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth I’s lover, and Sir William Cecil, her chief political adviser, were the most powerful men in the country. As their rivalry intensified, they competed by creating ever more fabulous gardens for their queen. Dudley’s aim was to woo her; Cecil’s, to stop Dudley in his tracks. Dudley set out an intoxicatingly romantic garden, and threw spectacular outdoor parties for his queen; Cecil countered by building a sumptuous palace with amazing gardens overseen by the most famous gardener in the country, John Gerard. For Elizabeth, these gardens were places of love and intrigue, power play and spectacular design.
|30 May 09||Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925|
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