(Continued from Part One of The Deadly Edge of Love)
It’s the morning of 18th November, 1558. Robert Dudley is witnessing a miracle.
In her dying months, Queen Mary, Elizabeth’s half-sister, and daughter of Henry and Catherine of Aragon, has restored Elizabeth to the line of succession, following the failure of her marriage alliance with Charles II of Spain. Now, Mary is dead, and Dudley is watching his beloved Elizabeth, a former fellow prisoner in the Tower of London, become Queen of England.
(Above: the The Great Seal of Elizabeth I. Source )
Time seems to stand still as the Great Seal is passed to the new queen and another chapter in the story of the Tudor dynasty age begins. Dudley knows that Elizabeth is weary of religious strife and will not follow her half-sister in setting family against family in her new reign–though she will protect her father’s…
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