A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and by Jean Plaidy

By Jean Plaidy

Torn among her heart’s ardour and accountability to her country, a tender queen makes a depressing selection…
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was once the main strong guy in England through the reign of Elizabeth I. good-looking and shrewdpermanent, he drew the curiosity of many women—but it used to be Elizabeth herself that liked him better of all. Their courting can 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 meet a monarch’s hope for a guy that was once no longer rightfully her personal. but if Amy unexpectedly dies, less than situations that many deem to be mysterious at top, the Queen and her lover are put less than a gloomy cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is compelled to choose that might outline her legacy.

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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. “Now, now, sweeting, now, now! What is it? You must not be so excited. ” said Amy with a smothered laugh. “Oh, Mistress Amy, what has happened? What have you done? ” “You must not let him hear you say that, Pinto. He would be angry with you. He is for me, Pinto.

Kings must have scapegoats, my boy. When a king does what his subjects do not like, that is the fault of his statesmen; it is only when he pleases them that the credit is his. It is the late King against whom the people cry out. ” The boy clenched his fists. “To be a scapegoat! I like that not. ” Then suddenly he began to cry, and the man, walking beside him, helplessly watched the tears roll down his cheeks. Sir Richard understood. It was natural that the boy should cry. He did not speak for some seconds, then he said: “This day you shall come home with me.

She must provide him with many sons and a few daughters; but he must bring power and fame to the name of Dudley. He distinguished himself in the service of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, who had married the King’s sister Mary. John came back from the battlefield Sir John Dudley. An important step forward had been taken. Quickly the years passed whilst ambition smoldered. Jane was fulfilling her task more successfully than John fulfilled his. She had given him four sons and three daughters; and she was about to bear another child.

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