Lord Robert

Lord Robert The tenth novel in Jean Plaidy s Tudor series the passionate story of Elizabeth I s love affair with Robert Dudley In the grim recesses of the Tower of London two captives begin a passionate love aff

  • Title: Lord Robert
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • ISBN: 9780099493334
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • The tenth novel in Jean Plaidy s Tudor series the passionate story of Elizabeth I s love affair with Robert Dudley.In the grim recesses of the Tower of London, two captives begin a passionate love affair that will last years but is destined to destroy them one is Robert Dudley, the other is the future Queen of England, Elizabeth I.Pardoned by Queen Mary, Dudley and ElizThe tenth novel in Jean Plaidy s Tudor series the passionate story of Elizabeth I s love affair with Robert Dudley.In the grim recesses of the Tower of London, two captives begin a passionate love affair that will last years but is destined to destroy them one is Robert Dudley, the other is the future Queen of England, Elizabeth I.Pardoned by Queen Mary, Dudley and Elizabeth are freed, but their mutual longing must be from a distance Dudley is married, and as the next heir to the throne, Elizabeth must tread carefully

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    1. This enjoyable work is about Robert Dudley and the love shared between him and Queen Elizabeth I. Dudley descended from a family of ambitious men, and their ambition had been their undoing. However, Robert found himself attracted to the Queen of England, for ambition's sake but also for the passion she felt towards him. This story is Jean Plaidy's look at the life of Dudley, through the scandal of the death of his wife Amy Robsart, which has left historians puzzling over the cause. Her detailed [...]

    2. Review - I really enjoyed this take on the life of Robert Dudley, and his relationship with Elizabeth I. You can tell that Jean Plaidy really did her research, reading available sources, including the Tilbury speech which is quoted in full. It is also interesting to see Plaidy's take on the death of Amy Robsart and the secret marriage of Robert Dudley and Lettice Knollys, as well as Robert's relationship with Elizabeth I over her other suitors. Definitely worth a read.Genre? - HistoricalCharacte [...]

    3. Very good. The characters were well developed and were brought back to life through this story. Jean Plaidy is always a favourite of mine as you can tell she has researched the era well as you feel like you are within the settings and with the characters as they are so rich in detail but that it doesn't overwhelm you.

    4. Jean Plaidy is famous for her thorough research and fascinating writing. What she is not famous for is getting me hooked on the life of Elizabeth Tudor over forty years ago. I've read fiction and nonfiction on the subject. This book is one of my favorite fictional accounts. Thank you Ms. Plaidy!

    5. I love Jean Plaidy books. I had this sitting on my shelf for a couple years, thinking that I had already read itturns out I hadn't read it at all! So I eagerly picked it up and started reading.The beginning is interesting, where it starts off with John Dudley witnessing the beheading of his father Edmund Dudley, at the start of Henry VIII's reign. So you get some back story about the Dudley family and what prompted the ambitions of the family for several generations. Eventually the story moves o [...]

    6. This was an excellent story of Queen Elizabeth's friendship (and possibly more) with Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. The book spans from the time that Robert is born, all the way to his death upon the English defeat of the Spanish Armada. It is a touching story of the Queen's love, and the difficult decisions she had to make regarding marriage versus ruling her country as a single monarch. Jean Plaidy gives us a glimpse into her innermost thoughts and pains, and it's a very clear-cut versi [...]

    7. Sort of along the lines of Alison Weir's Marriage Game, (which I really didn't enjoy) but from the Dudley point.This was way way better, none of the wishy washy nonsense about them not doing the deed, butnothing about them doing it either. This account is the one i would like to believe, Robert Dudleyfell in love with Elizabeth during their time in the Tower, the fact that he (and she) believed thatone day she would be Queen added to the attraction, their love for each other endured her many sui [...]

    8. Another telling of the love story between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, this one by mistress of historical romance, Jean Plaidy. Originally written in 1964, the version I read was reissued in 2006. I think the original book must have been scanned using OCR (Optical character recognition)as I noticed several glaring errors (Casde for castle, and test for rest being two examples.) Because it was originally written in 1964 in a more elaborate style than used by today's writers of historical [...]

    9. While this book is listed as number 11 in the Tudor series by Jean Plaidy, it can stand alone easily without the need to read the previous volumes. Plaidy tells the story of the romance and friendship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley with all the complications of their relationship from childhood to Dudley's death immediately after the battle with the Spanish Armada. The author tells the story of these 2 complicated, strong-willed, ruthless, and passionate characters in such a way tha [...]

    10. Robert Dudley came from a family of ambitious men, and their ambition had been their undoing. This Dudley however found himself attracted to the Queen of England, both by his ambition and personally.[return]This is a comprehensive look at the life of Dudley, through the scandal of the death of his wife Amy Robsart, his daliance with Douglass Sheffield, and his secret marriage to Lettice Knolleys. All the while trying to maintain his position at Court, and his place in the heart of the Queen.

    11. While starting off a bit better than it finished, this book was rather dry and boring throughout. Good read but not as intense as Phillapa Gregory's similar book which was a real page turner. The book does provide better context for the evolution of the Dudley family and their power than does Gregory. You will enjoy this book if you are interested in the Tudors and the rise of Elizabeth I, and if you are interested in good historical fiction.

    12. This, along with the other Jean Plaidy's were read during my teenage years, and I loved them. Mama had read them too, so some were written in the 50s. Historical fiction, romance, very fun at that age. Haven't read once since.

    13. While starting off a bit better than it finished, this book was rather dry and boring throughout. Focusing more on the history than actual life, it read more like a nonfiction text than a historically-based story.

    14. Like all the books from Jean Plaidy. This author have more than five pseudonyms; Victoria Holt ,Philippa Carr, etc. . History books,history -fiction books, with good argument and well narrated.

    15. As always, I love that Jean Plaidy remains faithful to established historical fact, while making well-known figures human and relatable. Another brilliant interpretation!

    16. This was a great book, one of the best books I've read so far about the relationship between Robin and the Queen. I wonder how history would have altered had they ever married?

    17. A little clunky here and there, it kind of lacked the ability to attract the reader and I got a little bored of it after a while. Wouldn't call this an outstanding book, but it was alright.

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