By Jean Plaidy
Torn among her heart’s ardour and responsibility to her nation, a tender queen makes a gloomy selection…
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was once the main strong guy in England through the reign of Elizabeth I. good-looking and smart, he drew the curiosity of many women—but it was once Elizabeth herself that liked him better of all. Their dating may have culminated in marriage yet for the life of Amy Robsart, Robert's tragic younger spouse, who stood among them and refused to be swept away to fulfill a monarch’s hope for a guy that was once no longer rightfully her personal. but if Amy without warning dies, less than situations that many deem to be mysterious at top, the Queen and her lover are positioned below a dismal cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is compelled to choose that may outline her legacy.
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There is something you have forgotten. It is this: When I say I love, I love; and when I say I will marry, I will do so. ” It was bold and it was what was expected of him. He kissed her as they stepped into the house, and he kissed her as though he cared not who might see. Amy told her maid Pinto what had happened. Amy could not keep anything from Pinto. “Pinto,” she cried, “I am swooning. Bring a fan and fan me. ” Amy lay on her bed, half laughing, half crying, while Pinto tried to soothe her frivolous young mistress.
Peter ad Vincula beside the King’s second Queen, who had suffered a similar fate. At this time Henry made Sir John an Admiral of his Fleet and with that honor gave him the title of Lord Lisle. John Dudley had proved himself a good servant. They were indeed rising in the world. Lord Lisle could look at his sons and daughters and be proud of what he had done for them. He talked to them often and his talk was always of ambition. “See how a man or a woman may rise! Your grandfather, the son of a farmer, was a humble lawyer, and he became the King’s right-hand man.
That sent Amy into titters of shocked laughter. It sounded like blasphemy, but it was so amusing. Robert was always amusing. She deemed him as clever and handsome as he considered himself to be. She reflected his own pride in himself. He was sure in that moment that he could be happy at Siderstern for the rest of his life. He dazzled her; he dazzled them all; and he was determined to dazzle them more than ever before. ” She was a little frightened. What did he mean by that? Surely not marriage!
A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I (A Novel of the Tudors) by Jean Plaidy