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Unformatted text preview: Robert Dudley had endeared himself to the queen by bailing her out of substantial debt before she took the throne. As a son of the Duke of Northumberland, who had conspired against Mary, Dudley was imprisoned in the Tower of London at the same time as Elizabeth, and they sometimes saw each other there. Dudley was famous as a great horseman, and also as a talented dancer. Not surprisingly, the young Elizabeth was quite taken with this dashing character. As a later chapter will discuss, a scandalous romance took place between them, the details of which remain debated today. The behavior of the current British royalty hardly warrants mention in comparison to Elizabeth's romantic exploits! Somewhat strangely for someone so learned, Elizabeth was always fascinated by astrology, and she asked her astrologer friend, Dr. John Dee, to divine a horoscope for astrology, and she asked her astrologer friend, Dr....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07