Chris Skidmore Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley and the Mysterious Fate of Amy Robsart

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 456 in Publisher: Phoenix Elizabeth came to the throne in 1558 a 25-year-old virgin - the most prized a catch in Christendom For the first ten years of her reign one matter the dominated above all others: the question of who the queen was to marry and when she would produce an heir. Elizabeth's life as England's Virgin Queen is one of the most celeated in history. Christopher Skidmore takes a fresh look at the familiar story of a queen with the stomach of a man. steadfastly refusing to marry for the sake of her realm. and reveals a very different picture: of a vulnerable young woman. in love with her suitor. Robert Dudley. Had it not been for the mysterious and untimely death of his wife. Amy Robsart. Elizabeth might have one day been able to marry Dudley. since Amy was believed to be dying of east cancer. Instead. the suspicious circumstance...
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