The Death of Amy Robsart
The wife of Robert Dudley, favorite of Elizabeth I, was found mysteriously dead at the bottom of the stairs on September 8, 1560. Here some images of the people and the places.
Royals and nobles wore clothing that restricted them from doing any work or labor. Since they did not do any work, their clothing was fancy and worn almost as if for adornment. In this portrait of Robert Dudley, we can see slashing on the sleeves, a high ruff at the neck,and a type of doublet with padding. His clothes are embellished and the chemise underneath his clothing that also protrudes from the slashing is to show his wealth (or to show that he is able to afford so much material).
The Earl of Leicester, considered the love of Elizabeth I's life. But when they became obsessed with each other, Dudley was married.
Once believed to be Jane Grey or Elizabeth Tudor, this image is thought to be Amy Robsart, based on jewelry, dress and age of subject
William Cecil wrote in a letter that Dudley could be planning to poison his wife the day before Amy died