Introduction

The story of Bess of Hardwick, who became the second-richest woman in England in the 16th century, and whose passion for architecture left a mark on Derbyshire.

What You’ll Hear

  • 01:23: Bess’ early life
  • 02:20: Second marriage
  • 03:42: Scandal at the Tudor court
  • 05:01: Fourth marriage
  • 06:11: Construction of Hardwick Hall

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