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Amy Robsart and the Earl of Leicester

Bonington, Richard Parkes

Amy Robsart and the Earl of Leicester
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm


The story of Amy Robsart is told in chapter 5 of Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth: The tragic heroine has made a secret marriage to Lord Leicester and here is seen pleading with him to make public their vows. He later prefers to satisfy his political ambition rather than fulfil his private obligations.

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image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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