A Tudor love triangle: Elizabeth I, Lettice Knollys and Robert Dudley

When Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester, married Robert Dudley in 1578 without telling Elizabeth I, sparks flew in the Palace of Whitehall. Here, Nicola Tallis tells the story of the love triangle between the three Tudors

Lettice Knollys

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