Tag Archives: Christopher Hatton

Dudley – A Name Hated?

It is a widespread cliché that the Dudleys were a very unpopular family and that, accordingly, Robert Dudley was an unpopular man. One can even read that the project of putting Lady Jane Grey on the English throne failed because … Continue reading

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Meeting Lady Norris: Leicester and Hatton at Work

Elizabeth called her ‟mine own crow“:1 Margery Norris, the black-haired wife of Henry Lord Norris of Rycote was the queen’s good friend. Prominent in the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire, she and her husband were also old acquaintances of Robert … Continue reading

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Little Lord Denbigh

In the spring or early summer of 1584 a toddler strolled in the great gallery of Leicester House, his father’s palatial London residence. At some point the little boy climbed a stool before a painting and started embellishing it. Some … Continue reading

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