ebook ∣ Historical Novel
By Walter Scott
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This eBook edition of "Kenilworth" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Kenilworth is set in 1575, and centers on the secret marriage of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, and Amy Robsart, daughter of Sir Hugh Robsart. The tragic series of events begins when Amy flees her father and her betrothed, Tressilian, to marry the Earl. Amy passionately loves her husband, and the Earl loves her in return, but he is driven by ambition. He is courting the favor of Queen Elizabeth I, and only by keeping his marriage to Amy secret can he hope to rise to the height of power that he desires...