September 21 – Robert Dudley marries Lettice Knollys in secret

| September 21, 2022

September 21 – Robert Dudley marries Lettice Knollys in secret

On this day in Tudor history, Sunday 21st September 1578, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the queen’s favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, married Lettice Devereux (née Knollys), daughter of Lady Catherine Knollys (née Carey), the queen’s cousin. The couple married in secret at Leicester’s house. So secret was the marriage that the […]

September 8 – The death of Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley

| September 8, 2022

September 8 – The death of Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley

On this day in Tudor history, 8th September 1560, in the reign of Elizabeth I, the dead body of Amy Robsart, wife of Elizabeth I’s favourite, Robert Dudley, was discovered. Amy was found at the bottom of some stairs in her rented home, Cumnor Place, in Oxfordshire. But what had happened to her? Had she […]

Introducing Dr Elizabeth Goldring and her talk on Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley

| September 3, 2022

Introducing Dr Elizabeth Goldring and her talk on Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley

Did Robert Dudley have his wife killed so that he could marry Elizabeth I? Was the Virgin Queen really a virgin? In her talk on Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, Dr Elizabeth Goldring will sort fact from fiction, answering these and other questions as she tells the thrilling story of one of […]

My Favourite Ruin: Kenilworth Castle and a giveaway

| December 1, 2015

My Favourite Ruin: Kenilworth Castle and a giveaway

On the second stop of the book tour for Tudor Places of Great Britain I’m over at QueenAnneBoleyn.com sharing an article about the ruins of Kenilworth Castle and why this castle has a big place in my heart. I hope you enjoy it. There’s also another chance to win a copy of my book, so […]

4 September 1588 – Death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

| September 4, 2013

4 September 1588 – Death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Today is the anniversary of the death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. He died on 4th September 1588 at his lodge at Cornbury, near Woodstock in Oxfordshire. Why am I posting about Robert Dudley on The Anne Boleyn Files? Because he was a man who was important to Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn, […]

19 July 1553 – Mary I Proclaimed Queen

| July 19, 2013

19 July 1553 – Mary I Proclaimed Queen

On 19th July 1553, thirteen days after the death of her half-brother, Edward VI, Mary was proclaimed Queen in place of Queen Jane. The Earls of Pembroke and Arundel had called a council meeting the previous day to convince council members that Mary’s claim to the throne was legitimate, but it was on this day […]

Attici Amoris Ergo – Is this a portrait of Arthur Dudley? by Melanie Taylor

| March 11, 2013

Attici Amoris Ergo – Is this a portrait of Arthur Dudley? by Melanie Taylor

Today we have a guest article from author Melanie Tayor. Melanie is an art historian and novelist whose first novel, The Truth of the Line, is based on research she did into the life of miniaturist Nicholas Hilliard and images from the Ps of the Coram Rege rolls between 1553 and 1565. The miniature portrait of […]

29 September – On This Day In History…

| September 29, 2011

29 September – On This Day In History…

On this day in history, the 29th September… 1528 – Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio lands at Dover. See Cardinal Campeggio and the Legatine Court 1564 – Elizabeth I made Robert Dudley the Earl of Leicester. See “Robert Dudley to Marry Mary Queen of Scots?”