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The Marriage Game - A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I

Alison Weir

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In this compelling novel of Tudor drama and suspense, acclaimed author Alison Weir brings to life one of England’s most scandalous royal love affairs: the romance between the “Virgin Queen” Elizabeth I and her courtier Lord Robert Dudley. Only twenty-five and newly crowned, Elizabeth vows to rule the country as both queen and king. But her counselors continually press her to form an advantageous marriage and produce an heir. Though none of the suitors have yet worked their way to her throne, the dashing—though married—Lord Robert lays claim to Elizabeth’s heart. Their flagrant flirting, their unescorted outings, and the appointment of Lord Robert to Master of Horse inspire whispers through the court, and even rumors that Elizabeth has secretly given birth to Lord Robert’s child. Events take a dark turn when Robert’s wife is found dead. Universal shock is followed by accusations of murder. Despite the scandal, Elizabeth and Robert manage to navigate the choppy political, economic, and religious waters around them. But the greatest obstacle to marriage between the Queen and her true love may come not from outside forces, but from within.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julia Franklin

Length:

16h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:14:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:35:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:04:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

51:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

45:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:07:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

47:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:05:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

36:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:28