The Life of Elizabeth I - Chapters 5 and 6 Presumptions of Evil and Dishonourable and Naughty Reports Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5 and 6 Presumptions of Evil and Dishonourable and Naughty Reports Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 5, William Cecil negotiated an end to the war with Scotland. The Queen was focusing exclusively on Robert Dudley, which caused gossip that made William Cecil worried for England's security. Robert's wife, Amy Dudley, was very ill, and Cecil wanted to cast suspicion on Robert should anything happen to Amy. On September 8th, Amy Dudley fell down the stairs in her home and broke her neck. Her death may have been an accident but may also have been a plan of Cecil's to make the only thing that could free Robert to marry Elizabeth (Amy's death) the thing that would keep him from being suitable for the crown. Robert went immediately to investigate his wife's death and make sure he was not...

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