A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I (Paperback)

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Torn between her heart’s passion and duty to her kingdom, a young queen makes a dark choice…
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was the most powerful man in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. Handsome and clever, he drew the interest of many women—but it was Elizabeth herself that loved him best of all. Their relationship could have culminated in marriage but for the existence of Amy Robsart, Robert's tragic young wife, who stood between them and refused to be swept away to satisfy a monarch’s desire for a man that was not rightfully her own. But when Amy suddenly dies, under circumstances that many deem to be mysterious at best, the Queen and her lover are placed under a dark cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is forced to make a choice that will define her legacy. 

About the Author

One of the pre-eminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, Jean Plaidy is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert; she also wrote under the name Victoria Holt. By the time of her death in 1993, the novels of Jean Plaidy had sold more than fourteen million copies worldwide.

Praise For…

“Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama.” –New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307346230
ISBN-10: 0307346234
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2010
Pages: 329
Language: English
Series: Novel of the Tudors