By Jean Plaidy
Torn among her heart’s ardour and responsibility to her state, a tender queen makes a gloomy selection…
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester used to be the main robust 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 lifestyles 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 used to be no longer rightfully her personal. but if Amy all at once dies, below conditions that many deem to be mysterious at most sensible, the Queen and her lover are positioned lower than a depressing cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is compelled to select that might outline her legacy.
Read or Download A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I (A Novel of the Tudors) PDF
Best british & irish books
Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood examines Charles Dickens’ weekly family members journal family phrases for you to strengthen a close photo of ways the magazine negotiated, asserted and concurrently deconstructed Englishness as a unified (and occasionally unifying) mode of expression. It deals shut readings of a variety of fabrics that self-consciously concentrate on the character of England in addition to the connection among Britain and the ecu continent, eire, and the British colonies.
After the Reformation, England's Catholics have been marginalised and excluded from utilizing revealed media for propagandist ends. as a substitute, they grew to become to oral media, corresponding to ballads and tales, to plead their case and continue touch with their group. construction at the starting to be curiosity in Catholic literature which has built in early glossy reviews, Alison Shell examines the connection among Catholicism and oral tradition from the mid-sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's grievance represent a wealthy tapestry of rhetorical play approximately Renaissance love in all its guises. an important strand of this can be religious alchemy: operating the 'metal' of the brain via meditation on love, reminiscence paintings and excessive mind's eye. Healy demonstrates how this technique of anguished soul paintings - construed as necessary to encouraged poetic making - is woven into those poems, accounting for his or her such a lot enigmatic imagery and urgency of tone.
What grounds our moral offerings in a contemporary global of competing models of advantage and conflicting principles of legislations? fidelity, Jane Austen's cardinal advantage, offers a beginning for making such offerings. fidelity and the Ethics of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park deals a rigorous philosophical exam of the radical, the 1st book-length, shut examining to take action.
Additional info for A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I (A Novel of the Tudors)
Think of the King. Dare he look too far back? Is it not true that his Tudor ancestor was the son of a groom, and a bastard? Think, boy, think! This is treason and I’ll whisper it. Dudley or Tudor? Is one better than the other? Remember it. Always remember it. Your father had great ambition. It may be now that he looks down from Heaven on you … his eldest son. It may be that he asks himself: What will my son do in this world? Will he rise as I did? Will he learn from my mistakes? Has he the fire within him which will make him a great man?
Amy,” he whispered, “little Amy. What ails you? ” She raised her eyes to his face as he bent over her. “But, Robert …” “Why should you think these evil thoughts of me, eh? ” “On duty. ” “But … there is something. ” “Pinto! ” “Come, kiss me, Amy.
They are always determined at first. ” Amy nodded. “He swears he will marry me. ” said Pinto. Pinto looked at the sixteen-year-old girl who had never been far from her country home. What did she know of the way of the world? And the young man had the air of knowing much. Perhaps he would go away. He could not mean this talk of marriage. Pinto would know how to comfort Mistress Amy when he went. There was no fear that Robert Dudley would marry Amy Robsart. Fear of it? Yes, fear. For if innocent little Amy married Robert Dudley, how would it end?
A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I (A Novel of the Tudors) by Jean Plaidy