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Tudor murder mystery solved?

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For more than four centuries it has been one of the great unsolved deaths of the Tudor age. Did Amy, wife of Elizabeth I's favourite, Robert Dudley, break her neck after an accidental fall down the stairs, or was she murdered to clear the way for her husband to marry the Queen?

Chris Skidmore explains how he has unearthed a coroner's report which presents important new evidence and is likely to re-open the debate about Dudley's guilt.

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