By Jean Plaidy
Torn among her heart’s ardour and accountability to her nation, a tender queen makes a depressing selection…
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was once the main strong guy in England throughout the reign of Elizabeth I. good-looking and smart, he drew the curiosity of many women—but it used to be Elizabeth herself that enjoyed 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 wish for a guy that was once now not rightfully her personal. but if Amy all at once dies, less than conditions that many deem to be mysterious at top, the Queen and her lover are positioned less than a dismal cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is compelled to select that would outline her legacy.
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Is what he said—according to the Spanish ambassador. And a few hours later Amy was found dead. Why should the Spanish ambassador have written those revealing dispatches if the contents were untrue? Spain was no enemy of Robert’s at that time, and Robert had won Philip’s approval at St. Quentin. An accident to Amy resulting in her death at such a time so convenient to Elizabeth and Robert is surely too incredible a coincidence to be accepted. As for the suggestion of suicide, if Amy had wished to kill herself would she have chosen a method which, she must have known, might not result in death, but merely add acute pain and misery to her remaining years?
He could not help comparing her rustic charm with the beauty of Jane Grey, her simplicity with Jane’s learning; and he could not help seeing beside Robert the Squire, Robert the King. They saw the change in him when he returned. Amy was fretful and jealous. Pinto believed that he was in love with a woman whom he had met at the Court. Pinto had always sensed danger in Amy’s marriage. She tried to warn and advise. “Be patient. Do not flatter him so wholeheartedly. Hold aloof. Let him come to you for favors.
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. ” Pinto felt sick with the horror of this. The family might think it great good fortune to have that young man as their guest. Pinto was a wise woman. She watched him often, and always with a fearful absorption. ” she demanded. ” Pinto sighed and shook her head. ” she cried.
A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I (A Novel of the Tudors) by Jean Plaidy