Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Standard Name: Leicester, Robert Dudley,,, Earl of


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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
Mary Sidney's famous uncle, the Earl of Leicester , was one of Elizabeth 's leading courtiers during Mary's youth, and a patron of actors. Of her mother's other two brothers, one became an earl as...
Family and Intimate relationships Sir Philip Sidney
His mother, Lady Mary Sidney , was a duke's daughter and sister of two brothers who became earls (one of them, Robert Dudley , the Earl of Leicester and the favourite of Queen Elizabeth )...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Elizabeth I
In the minds of the country's ruling class, a marriage for the queen was also necessary. Some have supposed that at this stage Elizabeth may have hoped to marry one day, although she herself publicly...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth's personal relations with her favoured courtiers employed a condescending flirtatiousness; there were persistent but unlikely rumours that she had sexual relations, first with Leicester and later with Essex , as well as wilder rumours...
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Hoby
Her husband came from a prominent family, and was a stepson of another courtier, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester , who was brother to Margaret's patron Lady Huntingdon. The young pair had met at Ashby-de-la-Zouche...
Occupation E. Nesbit
A few years later she believed, as if she had entered into one of her own fantasies for children, that she had found out the Shakespeare cipher, which comes out as definitely as the result...
politics Queen Elizabeth I
The end of the 1580s saw a shift into the final period of Elizabeth's reign, marked by the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, the death of Leicester (4 September 1588), and the defeat of...
Textual Features Queen Elizabeth I
The pithiness of Elizabeth's verse contrasts with her early epistolary style. It is well shown in her quatrain in reproof of an unidentified courtier, possibly Leicester : No crooked leg, no blearèd eye, / No...
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
The next year, 1955, saw the publication of JP 's Tudor novel Gay Lord Robert, about Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (whose title was initially Lord Robert, since he was...
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
JP 's next two Victoria Holt novels appeared in 1966 and 1967: Menfreya (published in the USA as Menfreya in the Morning) and The King of the Castle, respectively. She then allowed Holt...
Textual Production Elizabeth Jenkins
EJ turned back to a subject closely related to earlier work in her biographical Elizabeth and Leicester (advertised for the autumn in July this year).
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
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Textual Production Anne Locke
In the year of her second marriage AL (probably by now Anne Dering) addressed a four-line Latin poem to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester , clearly as a channel to the queen .
Felch, Susan M., and Anne Locke. “Introduction”. Collected Works, edited by Susan M. Felch and Susan M. Felch, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in conjunction with the Renaissance English Text Society, p. i - xc.
Felch, Susan M. “’Noble Gentlewomen famous for their learning’: The London Circle of Anne Vaughan Lock”. ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 14-19.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sophia Lee
Both sisters become rivals in love to Queen Elizabeth (following the popular account of romantic interest in Elizabeth's life). Matilda loves, and bears a daughter by, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester . Lee's account of...


9-27 July 1575: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, favourite...

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9-27 July 1575

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester , favourite of Queen Elizabeth , threw a particularly magnificent entertainment for her at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire.


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