Catherine Carey book tour – The tumultous friendship of Francis Knollys and Elizabeth I after Catherine’s death

Sir Francis Knollys
Sir Francis Knollys
Please do support Adrienne Dillard, author of the historical novel Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey and new book Catherine Carey in a Nutshell on her book tour this week. She’s visiting some great history blogs with some excellent articles and a book giveaway at each stop.

Today, she is over at TudorTimes, discussing the relationship of Francis Knollys, husband of Catherine Carey, and Queen Elizabeth I following the death of Catherine Carey, Francis’s wife. Francis and Catherine had been devoted to each other and sadly Francis had been denied permission to leave his duties and be with his dying wife. Catherine’s death was a huge blow for him, but it was also a blow for the Queen, who was Catherine’s cousin and great friend. As Adrienne says in her article at TudorTimes, “Francis was known for his unwavering loyalty and dedication to Elizabeth before his wife’s death and it’s possible that their shared grief united them even more.” Click here to read more about Francis’s service to the queen and their friendship, and to enter the book giveaway.

Catherine Carey in a Nutshell is available as a paperback and on kindle. Click here to find out more about it.


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