The Virgin's Lover - Winter 1557, pages 17 - 23 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Winter 1557, pages 17 - 23 Summary

Six months later finds Amy accompanied by her friend, Lizzie Oddingsell, at the docks in Gravesend where they are watching the battered and ruined fleet return empty handed. At first she doesn't see him but, after a second, Amy recognizes her husband beside the mast of one of the ships and not seeming in any hurry to jump ashore.

Robert Dudley is a defeated man. As his wife Amy fusses over him and ask him whether he is all right, Robert responds that he has lost Calais (the English city in France), his brother and his horse. Amy is astonished and Robert tells his wife that he received an honorable mention for his bravery in the battle from King Philip and that his brother Henry was killed at St. Quentin. However, afterwards the entire army was defeated at Calais...

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