By Robin Maxwell
Historians have lengthy whispered that the Virgin Queen” Elizabeth’s passionate, lifelong affair with Robin Dudley, Earl of Leicester, could have ended in the delivery of a son, Arthur Dudley. during this beautiful sequel to The mystery Diary of Anne Boleyn, Robin Maxwell models a beautiful fictional account of the kid switched at delivery through a lady-in-waiting who foresaw the deleterious political outcomes of a royal bastard. Set opposed to the sweeping, meticulously rendered backdrop of court docket intrigues, foreign scandals, and England’s conflict opposed to the Spanish Armada in 1588, Maxwell deftly juxtaposes Elizabeth and Leicester’s tumultuous courting with the memoirs of the adventurous son misplaced to themyet finally discovered.
The Queen’s Bastard artfully weaves stories, the 1st informed by means of Arthur Dudley himself, who, exchanged at start by way of Elizabeth’s intimates for a stillborn youngster, grows up as a rustic gentleman, by no means realizing his actual identification. A dreamer, a romantic, and an impressive horseman, Arthur units off to struggle Philip II of Spain. in the meantime, the lifelong love affair of Elizabeth and Leicester has purely been bolstered by means of the presumed lack of their baby. the 2 narratives collide while Arthur learns who his real mom and dad are. faith, intercourse, and the 16th century’s so much attention-grabbing personalities are woven right into a wealthy tapestry of betrayal, the hunt for strength, and love.
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