The Virgin's Lover - Spring 1560, pages 323 - 365 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Spring 1560, pages 323 - 365 Summary

In the Spring of 1560 the armies of England are marching north to reinforce the borders and Queen Elizabeth is growing impatient. Robert Dudley again leaves to visit his wife Amy at Stanfield Hall, where he finds her eager to please him once more, thinking that he has finally decided to turn aside from his affections for Elizabeth. Instead, Robert Dudley asks her for a divorce, stating that he could be free to defend the realm with Elizabeth, that the Queen needs him. and that he could become the King of all England if his wife granted a divorce. Amy descends into hysteria, attacking Robert, stating again that she would have to be murdered before he could be free to marry. Robert Dudley leaves her in disgrace, confiding in Lizzie Oddingsell, Amy's companion, that if she does not agree to...

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