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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Miniatures of Queen Elizabeth I Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, by Nicholas Hilliard. "Theirs was a bond unlike any other; it survived imprisonment, threat of execution, a mysterious death, rejections, indiscretions, marriage, and the threat of assassination and war." BeingBess article: http://www.beingbess.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-this-day-in-elizabethan-history.html
A pair of miniature paintings by Nicholas Hilliard thought to have been commissioned by Elizabeth I to mark the end of her relationship with Robert Dudley in 1575. Elizabeth I often commissioned miniatures as personal gifts.
A pair of miniature paintings thought to have been commissioned by Elizabeth I to mark the end of her relationship with Robert Dudley are to be sold at auction.
Elizabeth I. and Robert Dudley Dated to 1575, a pivotal year in their relationship. "It is the year when Robert Dudley finally gave up his hope of marrying Queen Elizabeth I."
A pair of miniature paintings of queen Elizabeth I and Lord Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, thought to have been commissioned by Elizabeth I, by N. Hilliard. "Only Leicester weathered all storms to retain his supreme place in Elizabeth’s heart. There was an essential reality about their relationship that set it apart from all her other courtships and filtrations..."
A pair of miniatures from c.1575 of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. By Nicholas Hilliard.
Miniatures of Queen Elizabeth I & Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, by Nicholas Hilliard. 1575
Miniature portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester.
Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester - Robert Dudley, Elizabeth's great love--her beloved "Robin." When he died, she locked herself away until her minister Lord Burghley had the door broken open. He had written her six days before he died. She kept that letter in a treasure box by her bedside, with the inscription "his last letter." It was there when she herself died fifteen years later.
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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A portrait of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, attributed to Steven van der Meulen, circa 1560-65. The Wallace Collection.
Robert Dudley in about 1560 by Steven van der Meulen Trustees of the Wallace Collection- could not imagine men in this day and time wearing this stuff... ;)
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester - Artist / Maker Attributed to Steven van der Meulen Date c. 1560 - 1565
Robert Dudley, ca. 1560 (attributed to Steven van der Meulen) (fl. 1543-1564) The Wallace Collection, London, P534
Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, age 28 (from inscription), c. 1560-65. Attributed to Steven van der Meulen. Wallace Collection, Hertford House, London.
"When Elizabeth whispered the name "Robert" on her deathbed in 1603, there can be no doubt to which earl she was referring." Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester circa 1560-65. Attributed to Steven van der Muelen. She was known for giving those she had affection for, special nicknames.. she loved Robert Dudley so much, and his eyes ,. he was affectionately known to her as *Eyes* www.beingbess.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-this-day-in-elizabethan-history.html
The Tudor Era – Elizabeth and Robert Dudley. This is Robert, Queen Elizabeth's lover.
Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester - attributed to Steven van der Meulen
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.)
Portrait miniature of an unknown lady, possibly Amy Robsart (wife of Sir Robert Dudley) on the occasion of her wedding, 1550. There has always been controversy as to whether here death from a fall down the stairs was an accident or murder, since it left her husband free to marry Elizabeth I.
Portrait miniature of an unknown lady, possibly Amy Robsart (wife of Sir Robert Dudley) on the occasion of her wedding, 1550
07 June 1532-Birth of Amy Robsart,first wife of Lord Robert Dudley Portrait miniature of an unknown lady, possibly Amy Robsart on the occasion of her wedding, 1550
This is probably Amy Robsart (Dudley's first wife), but some claim that it's Jane Roschford or Mary Boleyn, so who knows...
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 Parker-Boleyn (Lady Rochford) George's wife (Anne Boleyn's brother). Her testimony against George sealed his fate for a sentence of death.
Jane Parker, Lady Rochford married the brother of Anne Boleyn. She assisted in convicting him having incest with his sister, but it has been debated whether her testimony could be believed. When Henry married the teenage Kathryn Howard, Jane became her lady in waiting and assisted her in seeing her lover, Culpepper. When this was discovered, Jane, Queen Kathryn (barely 17) and Culpepper all were beheaded.
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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SIR WILLIAM CECIL: An English statesman, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign, twice Secretary of State and Lord High Treasurer from 1572. He was the founder of the Cecil dynasty, which has produced many politicians including two Prime Ministers.Cecil was appointed her Secretary when Elizabeth became Queen in 1558. He remained in royal employment until his death.
WILLIAM CECIL, LORD BURGHLEY ~ ELIZABETH NAMED HIM A MEMBER OF HER COUNCIL JUST A FEW DAYS AFTER HER CORONATION. SHE RELIED ON HIM HEAVILY FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.
William Cecil, Lord Burghley, in his younger years. Elizabeth named him as a member of her council just a few days after she became queen, and relied on him heavily for the rest of his life. Burley set Walsingham up as Spymaster. Cecil was unwilling to countenance the Catholic faith within the Protestant Tudor state. The Burleigh/Walsingham intelligence machine operated both within England and its European neighbours using double agents and "ambassadors" for espionage and as executioners.
Win heart's and you have all men's hands and purses. - William Cecil Burleigh #quotes
William Cecil, Lord Burghley, in his younger years.
William Cecil, my 12th great grandfather
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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"Cumner Place"! Engraving of 1805 from Lyson: Magna Brittanica. Amy Dudley, daughter of Sir John Robsart, ...
Cumnor Place, the country manor house where Amy Dudley died; Amy had not seen her husband, who was living primarily at court, very often in the preceding year.
cumnore berkshire england | Amy Robsart & Cumnor Place by Peggy Inman
Cumnor Hall. Death of Ann Robsart
An artist's romantic rendition of Amy, at the bottom of the stairs.
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An artist's romantic rendition of Amy Robsart Dudley, at the bottom of the stairs.
Elizabeth Tudor at her coronation