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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

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

The tomb of Amy Dudley, at St. Mary the Virgin Church in Oxford.

William Cecil wrote in a letter that Dudley could be planning to poison his wife the day before Amy died

Cumnor Place, the country manor house where Amy died. She had not seen her husband very often in the preceding year.

An artist's romantic rendition of Amy, at the bottom of the stairs.

Elizabeth Tudor at her coronation