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Royal History Mystery: What happened to Amy Robsart?

Today we’re looking at a royal history mystery involving a noblewoman of the Elizabethan age. What happened to Amy Robsart? Amy Robsart was born in Norfolk on 7 June 1532, the only child of Sir John Robsart and his wife Elizabeth Scott. Raised in a prominent Protestant household, Amy received a fine education and was married three days before her 18th birthday to Robert Dudley, a younger son…
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A Week in Royal History: fashion, lost secrets and a right royal romance

Royalty is never far from the news and Britain’s rich regal history can offer up tales to thrill on even the wettest Wednesday in February. The past seven days have seen a slew of stories all about the past so here’s a round up of the week just gone in royal history. The Princess Royal came face to face with part of her own history when she visited York. Anne stopped off at the…
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The queen most likely to grab a Golden Globe

This weekend, Olivia Colman is up for Best Actress at the Golden Globes for her portrayal of Queen Anne in ‘The Favourite’, the first time anyone has been nominated for playing the last Stuart monarch. Anne, who ruled between 1702 and 1714, hasn’t found favour with…
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A Week in Royal History

In a week when we got our first news of royal history to come (yes, I’m talking baby Sussex here) there were also plenty of tidbits from times gone to whet the appetite of even the hungriest fan of the royal past. From once in a lifetime exhibitions to the promise of majestic and princely tales as we’ve never seen them before, here’s a round up of the highlights of the past week…
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Did Elizabeth I order the death of Amy Robsart?

Queen Elizabeth I famously died a virgin, but her life was not always without romance. Before being crowned Queen in 1558, she was involved with Robert Dudley who was her master of the horse. Dudley was the Queen’s favourite, and it was suggested that the pair would have been well suited to marry, but Dudley was already wed to Amy Robsart. On 9 September 1560, Amy Robsart was found dead at home.
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