The Death of Amy Robsart
Miniatures Elizabeth commissioned of herself and Dudley in 1575
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A composite image of a pair of portrait miniatures of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Painted c.1575, by Nicholas Hilliard. "On This Day in Elizabethan History: The Death of Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester" http://www.beingbess.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-this-day-in-elizabethan-history.html
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.
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. 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".
A pair of miniature paintings of queen Elizabeth I and Lord Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, thought to have been commissioned by Elizabeth I - 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. Leicester was always...". http://mygoodqueenbess.tumblr.com/post/69432621673/a-pair-of-miniature-paintings-of-queen-elizabeth-i
Miniature portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester.
A pair of miniature paintings of queen Elizabeth I...
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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Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, age 28 (from inscription), c. 1560-65. Attributed to Steven van der Meulen. Wallace Collection, Hertford House, London.
Robert Dudley, ca. 1560 (attributed to Steven van der Meulen) (fl. 1543-1564) The Wallace Collection, London, P534
A portrait of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, attributed to Steven van der Meulen, circa 1560-65. The Wallace Collection.
Titre anglais : Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Vers 1560/1565 Author : Van der Meulen Stevens (actif de 1543 à 1563)
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester - Artist / Maker Attributed to Steven van der Meulen Date c. 1560 - 1565
"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. When Elizabeth whispered the name "Robert" on her deathbed in 1603, there can be no doubt to which earl she was referring." "On This Day in Elizabethan History: The Death of Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester | Omg he looks like John C. McGinley
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester - Attributed to Steven van der Meulen
On This Day in Tudor History: The Birth of Robert Dudley
Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (24 June 1532 (?) – 4 September 1588), K.G., was the favourite and close friend of Elizabeth I of England from her first year on the throne until his death. For many years the Queen gave him reason to hope that she would one day marry him; he was widely believed to be her lover. His youth was overshadowed by the downfall of his family in 1553, 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 was rehabilitated with the help of Philip II of Spain, then England's King Consort. On Queen Elizabeth's accession in November 1558, Dudley was appointed Master of the Horse. In October 1562, he became a privy councillor and in 1587 was appointed Lord Steward of the Royal Household. In 1564, Dudley became Earl of Leicester and from 1563 one of the greatest landowners in North Wales and the English West Midlands by royal grants. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was one of Elizabeth's leading statesmen, often championing the Protestant cause. He supported non-conforming preachers, but tried to mediate between them and the bishops within the Church of England. From 1585–1587, he led the English campaign in support of the Dutch Revolt, accepting the post of Governor-General of the United Provinces, which infuriated his Queen. The venture was unsuccessful. During the Spanish Armada, Leicester was in overall command of the English land forces. In this function he invited Queen Elizabeth to visit her troops at Tilbury. This was the last of many great "entertainments" he organized over the years. He was a principal patron of the arts, literature, and the Elizabethan theatre. Robert Dudley's private life interfered with his court career and vice versa. When his first wife, Amy Robsart, fell down a flight of stairs and died in 1560, he was free to marry the Queen. However, the resulting scandal shattered his chances in this respect. Popular rumours that he had done away with his wife continued throughout his life, despite the coroner's jury's verdict of accident. For eighteen years he did not remarry for Queen Elizabeth's sake and when he finally did, Lettice Knollys, his new wife, was banished from court forever. This and the death of his only legitimate son and heir were heavy blows. Shortly after the child's death in 1584, a virulent libel known as Leycester's Commonwealth was best-selling in England. It laid the foundation of a literary and historiographical tradition that often depicted the Earl as the Macchiavellian "master courtier" and, since the 18th century, also as a shallow and even foolish character.
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 (brother of Anne Boleyn) sealed his fate for a sentence of death.
Possibly Jane Parker-Boleyn (Lady Rochford) George Boleyn's wife. Her testimony against George sealed his fate for a sentence of death for incest with his sister Anne. Jane came to a bad end when she herself was executed when she was implicated in the Katherine Howard debacle.
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. The black legend of Lady Rochford says that she was driven mad with jealousy at being married to the bed-hopping George Boleyn, who in his prime was universally acknowledged to be the best-looking man at the Tudor court." The identity of this sitter is still undetermined and she has been thought to be almost every figure at Henry's court.
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 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.
Jane Boleyn. The black legend of Lady Rochford says that she was driven mad with jealousy at being married to the bed-hopping George Boleyn, who in his prime was universally acknowledged to be the best-looking man at the Tudor court, and that she turned this jealousy with particular venom on her more glamorous and confident sister-in-law, Anne, concocting vile lies to send them both to the scaffold. She later met the same fate.
Jane Bolyen also known as Lady Rochford, wife to George Boleyn and sister in-law to Anne Boleyn
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The tomb of Amy Dudley, at St. Mary the Virgin Church in Oxford.
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Amy Robsart tomb, St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire (Robert Dudley's Wife)
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.
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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.
Amy Dudley,daughter of Sir John Robsart,a wealthy Norfolk landowner,was the wife of the Elizabethan statesman Robert Dudley,later Earl of Leicester. They had been married at Sheen (Richmond) Palace in 1550 when they were both about eighteen. The young King Edward VI was present at their wedding.On September 8th 1560,still only twenty eight,Amy was found dead at the foot of a staircase at Cumnor Place,At the time there was speculation as to whether it was an accident,suicide or murder.
cumnore berkshire england | Amy Robsart & Cumnor Place by Peggy Inman
Cumnor Hall. Death of Ann Robsart
A mysterious death by the Thames
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