By Jean Plaidy
Torn among her heart’s ardour and responsibility to her state, a tender queen makes a gloomy selection…
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was once the main robust guy in England throughout the reign of Elizabeth I. good-looking and smart, he drew the curiosity of many women—but it used to be Elizabeth herself that liked him better of all. Their courting can have culminated in marriage yet for the lifestyles of Amy Robsart, Robert's tragic younger spouse, who stood among them and refused to be swept away to meet a monarch’s wish for a guy that used to be no longer rightfully her personal. but if Amy unexpectedly dies, lower than conditions that many deem to be mysterious at most sensible, the Queen and her lover are put lower than a dismal cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is compelled to select that might outline her legacy.
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See what your headstrong behavior has done for you. You might have been the King, but you in your own youthful folly chose to be a country squire. Always look ahead. Always think of what the future may hold. No doubt your brother and his wife Queen Jane will bestow many honors upon you. But, you see, a little patience, a little foresight, would have brought you so much more. Now you know the position, but remember it is a secret as yet. We must succeed. The future of our house depends upon success.
She was happy because her father was happy; and she saw in John that deep brooding concentration which she respected although she could not share it. ” He nodded but he said no more then for he did not wish the grooms to hear. As they rode across the clover-starred meadows, he said: “I am no longer without means. ” He smiled at the fear in her eyes. “If I went away, I should come back. ” “Yes, John,” she answered. “You will be happy then, Jane. ” He was sure of her contentment—as sure as he was that one day he would be a leader of men.
Then came the rising of the peasants of Norfolk who were starving on account of the enclosure laws. They were marching on London when the Earl of Warwick, as General of the King’s Armies, set out against them and defeated them on their own ground in Norfolk. The insurrection had been suppressed with great cruelty, and trouble averted. The country was grateful to Warwick for his speedy and ruthless action. The Norfolk landowners considered themselves deeply indebted to him, and Robert, who was with his father in Norfolk, became a guest at the large country estate of Sir John Robsart, lord of the manor of Siderstern.