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.
The Death of Amy Robsart
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Miniatures Elizabeth commissioned of herself and Dudley in 1575
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A pair of miniature paintings thought to have been commissioned by Elizabeth I to mark the end of her relationship with Robert Dudley. Elizabeth I often commissioned miniatures as personal gifts. These were made to mark the end of the affair. They can be dated to 1575. It is the year when Robert Dudley finally gave up his hope of marrying Queen Elizabeth I. Both Elizabeth I the Earl of Leicester were patrons of the artist, Nicholas Hilliard, "the father of miniatures".
Elizabeth and her favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, c. 1575. Pair of stamp-sized miniatures by Nicholas Hilliard. The Queen's friendship with Dudley lasted for over thirty years, until his death.
The portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester: Stamp-sized Elizabeth I
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.
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On This Day in Tudor History: The Birth of Robert Dudley
1st Earl of Leicester Lord Robert Dudley c. 1560
Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, 1565, by Steven van der Meulen
Read about the early suitors for Queen Elizabeth I's hand in, "Arundel and Leicester", by Christine Hartweg on the 'All Things Robert Dudley' blog: http://allthingsrobertdudley.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/arundel-and-leicester/ IMAGE: Robert Dudley, c.1560. (Arundel had betrayed Dudley's father and saw him as a rival for the queen's hand)
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
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Jane Parker-Boleyn (Lady Rochford) George's wife. Her testimony against George sealed his fate for a sentence of death. (This lady is generally described as "unknown" but some think it may be a portrait of Amy Robsart, Lady Robert Dudley, on the occasion of her marriage. By Levina Teerlinc.)
Variously alleged to be Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford; and Lady Jane Grey, amongst others. Attributed to Levinia Teerlinc Undated, Sixteenth Century vellum glued to plain paper 1 7/8 in. diameter Collection of Yale University Center for British Art
JANE BOLEYN ~ THE BLACK LEGEND OF LADY ROCHFORD SAYS SHE WAS DRIVEN MAD WITH JEALOUSY AT BEING MARRIED TO "BED HOPPING" GEORGE BOLEYN, WHO IN HIS PRIME WAS UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED TO BE THE BEST LOOKING MAN AT THE TUDOR COURT. SHE CONCOCTED VILE LIES ABOUT HER GLAMOROUS & CONFIDANT SISTER IN LAW, ANNE & TURNED HER JEALOUSY INTO THE REASON THAT BOTH OF THEM SUFFERED EXECUTION ON THE SCAFFOLD
Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford. Sister-in-law to Anne Boleyn.
The tomb of Amy Dudley, at St. Mary the Virgin Church in Oxford.
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The tomb of Lady Amy Dudley, first wife of Lord Robert Dudley, at St. Mary the Virgin Church in Oxford.
Amy Robsart tomb, St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire
William Cecil wrote in a letter that Dudley could be planning to poison his wife the day before Amy died
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Win heart's and you have all men's hands and purses. - William Cecil Burleigh #quotes
Cumnor Place, the country manor house where Amy died. She had not seen her husband very often in the preceding year.
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cumnore berkshire england | Amy Robsart & Cumnor Place by Peggy Inman
"Cumner Place"! Engraving of 1805 from Lyson: Magna Brittanica. Amy Dudley, daughter of Sir John Robsart, ...
An artist's romantic rendition of Amy, at the bottom of the stairs.
"Come away, death" Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Songs of the Clown, op. 29
Elizabeth Tudor at her coronation