The Virgin's Lover Topics for Discussion

Philippa Gregory
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Discuss Robert Dudley's ambition. Is it blind? Is Robert foolhardy for what he is attempting to do? Is ambition always a bad thing?

Why does Queen Elizabeth feel that she has to take a husband?

Why does Robert Dudley treat his wife, Amy, so badly?

What item does Robert Dudley catch and what does it symbolize at the St. George's Day Celebration?

Why does every Bishop in the land, at first, refuse to anoint and crown the princess Elizabeth to make her Queen?

Should Robert Dudley and Queen Elizabeth have gotten married?

Why was Robert Dudley's horse called First Step in The Virgin's Lover?

Contrast the strengths and weaknesses of Amy Dudley and Queen Elizabeth Tudor.

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