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Acquitted, Delivered, Discharged

In November 1579, on a Tuesday afternoon, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, wrote one of his most personal letters; addressed to William Cecil, Lord Burghley, it speaks about his relationship with the queen like no other. A couple of months … Continue reading

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A Collection of Princes

All principal residences of the Earl of Leicester boasted so-called long or great galleries, and all contained collections of paintings – early examples of the picture galleries which became so fashionable in the early 1600s. Whether at Leicester House on … Continue reading

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Departure and Arrival: Leicester and the Netherlands in 1585, Part II

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester left his country house at Wanstead on 5 December 1585 and spent the next two nights at Ingatestone, killing time,1 until he received the letter which finally confirmed that Her Majesty had signed “the assurance” … Continue reading

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