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

By Jean Plaidy

ISBN-10: 0307346234

ISBN-13: 9780307346230

Torn among her heart’s ardour and responsibility to her country, a tender queen makes a gloomy 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 wish for a guy that used to be no longer rightfully her personal. but if Amy without notice dies, below situations that many deem to be mysterious at most sensible, the Queen and her lover are positioned less than a depressing cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is pressured to select that might outline her legacy.

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John Robsart was given jointly with Robert the Stewardship of Manor Rising. This was a sure sign of the King’s favor; but the King’s favor was in reality Northumberland’s favor and it was small wonder that that fell upon his son and his son’s father-in-law. For Robert and Amy the long days were full of pleasure. Whether it was hunting, hawking, tilting, or sport of any sort, there was none in Norfolk to compare with Robert. Wherever he went his smile was sought. ” So he grew in strength and beauty, taking a great interest in local affairs.

Always look ahead. Always think of what the future may hold. No doubt your brother and his wife Queen Jane will bestow many honors upon you. But, you see, a little patience, a little foresight, would have brought you so much more. Now you know the position, but remember it is a secret as yet. We must succeed. The future of our house depends upon success. On the King’s death there will be opposition to Jane’s succession. We must be ready for that. You will return to Norfolk and wait there, but while you wait, you will gather together a goodly force in secret to be called upon if need be.

But, you see, a little patience, a little foresight, would have brought you so much more. Now you know the position, but remember it is a secret as yet. We must succeed. The future of our house depends upon success. On the King’s death there will be opposition to Jane’s succession. We must be ready for that. You will return to Norfolk and wait there, but while you wait, you will gather together a goodly force in secret to be called upon if need be. ” That interview entirely changed Robert’s outlook.

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