On this day in history, 28th August 1588, an ill Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, wrote what would be his final letter to his queen and life-long friend, Elizabeth I.
I want to take this opportunity to share the Claire Chats video talk that I did on this subject back in September 2016. I hope you enjoy the talk.
- Whitelock, Anna (2013) Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court, Bloomsbury, p. 252.
- 'Simancas: September 1588, 11-20', in Calendar of State Papers, Spain (Simancas), Volume 4, 1587-1603, ed. Martin A S Hume (London, 1899), pp. 425-432 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/simancas/vol4/pp425-432