By Jean Plaidy
Torn among her heart’s ardour and responsibility to her state, a tender queen makes a depressing selection…
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was once the main robust guy in England in the course of the reign of Elizabeth I. good-looking and shrewdpermanent, he drew the curiosity of many women—but it was once 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 without warning dies, below situations that many deem to be mysterious at most sensible, the Queen and her lover are put less than a dismal cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is compelled to choose that might outline her legacy.
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Extra resources for A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I (A Novel of the Tudors)
Amy was loving, but what a simpleton she was! 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.
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Then suddenly he had taken both her hands, was drawing her toward him and kissing her. “Robert …” she began. “Your skin smells like buttermilk and your hair like hay,” he said. ” He released her. He did not care that Robert Dudley should be mistaken for a shepherd. They walked slowly back to the house. ” “But I know your father will never consent. ” “But you have forgotten who you are and the grand schemes your father will have for you. ” “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.