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Robert Dudley The Ladies’ Man?

Robert Dudley, the ladies’ man? “Aliquando mulierosus, demum supra modum uxorius”, the historian William Camden described him – “much given to women and, finally, a good husband in excess”.1 He certainly always married for love: Amy Robsart on 4 June … Continue reading

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Robert Dudley’s Birthday

When William Camden, in his Annals (1615), was at pains to explain Queen Elizabeth’s attachment to Robert Dudley he resorted to astrology: Whether this proceeded from any virtue of his, whereof he gave some shadowed tokens, or from their common … Continue reading

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