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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
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A pair of portrarit miniatures of Quenn Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, by Hilliard, 1575. The Queen and the Earl were fond of having sets of miniatures and portraits of themselves painted, to keep as love tokens. More on their unique relationship: http://www.beingbess.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-this-day-in-elizabethan-history.html
The portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester: Stamp-sized Elizabeth I miniatures to fetch £80,000
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".
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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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
15-Aug 1551 Dudley made Gentleman of the King's Privy Chamber... Robert Dudley was counted among Elizabeth's special friends by Philip II's envoy to the English court a week before Queen Mary's death
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 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
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
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
The tomb of Amy Dudley, at St. Mary the Virgin Church in Oxford.
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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
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.
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
Cumnor Hall. Death of Ann 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.
"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.
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"Come away, death" Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Songs of the Clown, op. 29
Elizabeth Tudor at her coronation