Amy Robsart: A Life and Its End

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Christine Hartweg, 4 sept. 2017 - 156 pages

Amy Robsart, the wife of Queen Elizabeth's favourite Robert Dudley, was found dead at the foot of some stairs at Cumnor, Oxfordshire, on 8 September 1560. Did she fall and break her neck, as the coroner's jury concluded? Was she ill? Did she jump? Was she pushed? Was she murdered, as many people suspected – at the time and since – and who were the killers? This vivid biography recounts her life and death in the shadow of the Tudor court, using all available documents, some for the first time. There will also for the first time be an in-depth look at the people around her, like her half-brothers, her host, or her supposed killer. The possible causes of her death, accident, suicide, murder, even illness, are discussed in context of the surviving evidence, modern statistics, and Renaissance culture. While there will never be a definite answer to the mystery of Amy's death, her life can be rescued from the myths that have grown around her over the centuries.

 

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Table des matières

Introduction
7
A Favourites Wife
28
My Wife is Dead
46
Accident?
62
Suicide?
75
Murder?
94
Old Boys
113
Epilogue
134
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À propos de l'auteur (2017)

Christine Hartweg lives in Berlin and was born in South America in 1972. She has researched the Dudley family of Tudor England since 2008 and has advised the BBC and other TV channels. Christine also wrote John Dudley: The Life of Lady Jane Grey's Father-in-Law. Her specialist website is www.allthingsrobertdudley.wordpress.com 

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