Amy Dudley: wife of Robert Dudley- a court favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, died from a broken neck after falling down the stairs. Was it an accident, suicide, or something more sinister? Was she murdered to make way for her husband to marry the Queen?
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (1532-1588). Dudley's youth was overshadowed by the downfall of his family after his father, the Duke of Northumberland, had unsuccessfully tried to establish Lady Jane Grey on the English throne. Robert Dudley was condemned to death but pardoned by Mary I. He took part in the Battle of San Quentin (1557) under Philip II of Spain, which led to his full rehabilitation.
Mary of Guise was Queen of Scots from 1538 to 1542 as the second wife of King James V. She was the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, and served as Regent of Scotland in her daughter's name from 1554 to 1560.
Wm. Frederick Yeames' sentimental and beautifully rendered painting "And when did you last see your father?" shows a young Royalist boy standing fearlessly in front of the Puritan Roundhead soldiers trying to trip him up about where his father is hiding.