The queen's pleasure

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Accused of conspiring with rebels to steal the throne, Princess Elizabeth is relegated to the Tower of London by her half-sister, Queen Mary. There she finds solace in the arms of a fellow prisoner--her childhood friend, Robert Dudley. Certain their days are numbered, their bond deepens. But they are spared the axe and Elizabeth soon wins the crown, while Robert returns to his wife and the unhappy union he believes cheated him of his destiny to be king. . . As a daughter of Henry VIII and the ill-fated Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth knows firsthand the cruelty marriage belies and roundly rejects the many suitors eager to wed the "Virgin Queen"--with the exception of the power-hungry Robert. But her association with him will carry a risk that could shake the very foundations of the House of Tudor. . . A captivating story of loyalty and betrayal, duty and freedom, The Queen's Pleasure is a fascinating portrait of both the rise of Elizabeth I and one of the most compelling periods in history. Praise for Brandy Purdy and The Boleyn Wife "Recommended for readers who can't get enough of the Tudors and have devoured all of Philippa Gregory's books." -- Library Journal
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Grouping Title queen s pleasure
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display_description When young Robert Dudley, an earl's son, meets squire's daughter Amy Robsart, it is love at first sight. They marry despite parental misgivings, but their passion quickly fades, and the ambitious Dudley returns to court. Swept up in the turmoil of Tudor politics, Dudley is imprisoned in the Tower. Also a prisoner is Dudley's childhood playmate, the princess Elizabeth. In the shadow of the axe, their passion ignites. When Elizabeth becomes queen, rumours rage that Dudley means to free himself of Amy in order to wed her. And when Amy is found dead in unlikely circumstances, suspicion falls on Dudley --and the Queen.
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subject_facet Dudley, Amy Robsart, -- Lady, -- 1532-1560 -- Death and burial -- Fiction, Elizabeth -- I, -- Queen of England, -- 1533-1603 -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Mary I, 1553-1558 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Leicester, Robert Dudley, -- Earl of, -- 1532?-1588 -- Fiction
title_display The queen's pleasure
title_full The Queen's Pleasure, The queen's pleasure / Brandy Purdy
title_short The queen's pleasure
topic_facet Death and burial, Dudley, Amy Robsart, Elizabeth, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, History, Leicester, Robert Dudley