The Son that Elizabeth I Never Had (ePub)
The Adventurous Life of Robert Dudley’s Illegitimate Son
Sir Robert Dudley, the handsome ‘base born’ son of Elizabeth I’s favourite, was born amidst scandal and intrigue. The story of his birth is one of love, royalty and broken bonds of trust. He was at Tilbury with the Earl of Leicester in 1587; four years later he was wealthy, independent and making a mark in Elizabeth’s court; he explored Trinidad, searched for the fabled gold of El Dorado and backed a voyage taking a letter from the queen to the Emperor of China. He took part in the Earl of Essex’s raid on Cadiz and was implicated in the earl’s rebellion in 1601 but what he wanted most was to prove his legitimacy. Refusing to accept the lot Fate dealt him after the death of the Queen, he abandoned his family, his home and his country never to return. He carved his own destiny in Tuscany as an engineer, courtier, shipbuilder and seafarer with the woman he loved at his side. His sea atlas, the first of its kind, was published in 1646. The Dell’Arcano del Mare took more than twelve years to write and was the culmination of a lifetime’s work. Robert Dudley, the son Elizabeth never had, is the story of a scholar, an adventurer and Elizabethan seadog that deserves to be better known.
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An intriguing book that has been very well written by the author Julia A. Hickey.The History Fella
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"The story of Robert Dudley, Elizabeth’s unborn son, is one of a scholar, adventurer, and Elizabethan seadog who deserves to be better known."A Tudor Reader
A well-researched, interesting read, informative about Robert Dudley's illegitimate son, and there were things I didn't know even as an amateur historian.NetGalley, Mercy Fowler
Rating: 5 out of 5 starsNetGalley, Caroline Palmer
The amazing story of the Dudley family and the illegitimate son of Elizabeth I’s favorite courtier, Robert Dudley. Robert Dudley the younger spent his life in the shadow of his father and younger brother, all named Robert Dudley.
A well-researched, interesting read about Robert Dudley's illegitimate son.NetGalley, Pamela Koehne-Drube
Interesting, very interesting. A look into the court of Elizabeth the 1st and the politics surrounding her and her court.NetGalley, Heather Bennett
This was an interesting read, I knew of her favourite Robert Dudley obviously, but I didn't know so much about the other people within the pages of the book. A really interesting, informative and well researched read.NetGalley, Aria Harlow
Rating: 5 out of 5 starsNetGalley, Sheri O'Neill
His birth began as one of broken bonds of trust - Queen Elizabeth had long been in love with his father. He spent time at Tilburg in 1597, and yet four years later we find him independent, wealthy, and a mark for himself in Queen Elizabeth's Court. He travelled, explored, taking a letter to the Emperor of China from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. He created a sea atlas, the first of its kind, that he had published in 1646. I strongly recommend this book to lovers of Elizabethan historian. It was absolutely fascinating and I had a very difficult time putting it down.