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4 September 1588 – The Death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Today is the anniversary of the death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. He died on 4th September 1588 at…

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25 February 1601 – Execution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

On this day in history, the 25th February 1601 at just before 8am on the 25th February 1601, Robert Devereux,…

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16 January 1549 – Thomas Seymour, the Young King and the Spaniel

On this day in history, 16th January 1549, Edward VI’s uncle, Thomas Seymour, was alleged to have broken into the…

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Birth of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex – 10 November 1565

Happy Birthday, Robert Devereux! Yes, on this day in history, 10th November 1565, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, was…

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4 September 1588 – Death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

On the 4th September 1588, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester died at his lodge at Cornbury, near Woodstock in Oxfordshire….

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July 1575 – Elizabeth I’s Visit to Kenilworth Castle

Between the 9th and 27th July 1575, the 41 year old Elizabeth I visited the home of her friend and…

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24 June – The Birth of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Happy Birthday, Robert Dudley! There is some controversy over his birthday with some of his contemporaries believing that he was…

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Thomas Seymour’s Execution – 20 March 1549

On this day in history, the 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron of Sudeley and Lord High Admiral, husband…

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Robert Devereux’s Execution – 25 February 1601

Today marks the 410th anniversary of the execution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and a favourite of Elizabeth…

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Elizabeth and Robert: A Dangerous Liaison

Today, we have a guest post from C W Gorner, author of “The Last Queen”, “The Confessions of Catherine de…

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The Old Myths Regurgitated – The Bisley Boy and More

I wasn’t able to watch the National Geographic Channel’s “Secrets of the Virgin Queen” but many people have contacted me…

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Thomas Seymour Breaks into the King’s Residence

On this day in history, 16th January 1549, Thomas Seymour allegedly broke into Edward VI’s residence at Hampton Court Palace….

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Christopher Hatton

On this day in history, 20th November 1591, Sir Christopher Hatton, Elizabeth I’s Lord Chancellor and favourite, died aged 51….

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The Case of Amy Robsart – A Tudor Whodunnit?

As promised, I want to share with you what was said in last night’s Channel Five “Revealed” programme, “The Virgin…

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The Virgin Queen’s Fatal Affair: Revealed

If you’re in the UK or you have access to the UK TV channel Channel 5 then make sure you…

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Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

On this day in history, 10th November 1565, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and favourite of Elizabeth I was…

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Why Didn’t Elizabeth I Marry?

In the final scene of Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth”, starring Cate Blanchett, we see Kat Ashley cutting Elizabeth’s hair off and…

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Robert Dudley to Marry Mary Queen of Scots?

On this day in history, 29th September 1564, Robert Dudley was made Earl of Leicester, an earldom which had been…

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8th September 1560 – Death of Amy Robsart

On this day in history, 8th September, 1560, Amy Dudley (née Robsart), wife of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, died…

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The Death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

On this day in 1588, not long after England’s victory over the Spanish Armada, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, died…

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Elizabeth and Leicester – Bess and Robin

After reading Jeane Westin’s wonderful novel about the relationship between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, I…

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His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

Just a quick post to say that I have written a review of Jeane Westin’s “His Last Letter: Elizabeth I…

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Elizabeth I’s Visit to Kenilworth Castle

From the 9th to the 27th July 1575 Elizabeth I stayed at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, home of her great…

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On Monsieur’s Departure

On this day in history, 10th June 1584, François, Duke of Anjou and Alençon, died at the age of 30…

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The Marriage of Robert Dudley and Amy Robsart

On this day in history, the 4th June 1550 (some sources say the 5th), Robert Dudley married Amy Robsart at…

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A Response to “Did Robert Dudley Murder Amy Robsart?”

Elizabeth Files visitor Christine Hartweg has read Chris Skidmore’s “Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley and the Mysterious Fate of…

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Update on “Did Robert Dudley Murder Amy Robsart?”

Just a quick update on this subject as Elizabeth Files visitor, Bess Chilver, has just pointed out that Chris Skidmore…

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Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part Two

Continued from Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part One I ended Part One of my series on Catherine Parr…

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The Execution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

On this day in history, 25th February 1601, one-time royal favourite Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex was beheaded on…

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Did Robert Dudley Murder Amy Robsart?

According to a report in yesterday’s “Daily Mail”, entitled “Did Elizabeth I’s lover have wife killed so he could wed…