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The Tudor Society

September 22 – Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, is buried

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd September 1560, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Amy Dudley (née Robsart) was buried in the chancel of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford.

Amy, who was married to Elizabeth I's favourite, Robert Dudley, had been found dead at the foot of the stairs of the house she was renting. The coroner ruled her death as caused by "misfortune".

Amy was buried in a lavish ceremony at St Mary's, a funeral which cost Robert Dudley over £2,000.

Find out more about her burial, and who attended...

Book recommendation: “Amy Robsart: A Life and Its End” by Christine Hartweg

Find out more about Amy's death and the theories regarding it in my video on her death:

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September 22 – Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, is buried