Episode 38: Nicola Cornick
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She's back! Nicola Cornick (The Forgotten Sister; The Last Daughter) returns to discuss Amy Robsart and the mystery of her death, the relationship between Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I, and the Princes in the Tower.

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Our previous interview, episode 1 Lydiard House Amy Robsart Robert Dudley Thomas Seymour The portrait of young Elizabeth I Cumnor (the village) Walter Scott's Kenilworth University Church, Oxford Susanna Kearsley's The Rose Garden Francis Lovell The Princes in the Tower Josephine Tey's The Daughter Of Time The discovery of Richard III's bones

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Question Index

01:09 How has writing and reading been different for you during the lockdown and now? 03:13 You have a role at Lydiard House?... 04:52 Who was Amy Robsart? 06:49 Would you say that the present day narrative helped look at the historical story in a more objective manner? 07:53 The press at the time, and historians afterwards, believed Dudley killed Amy?... 09:18 Do you think Elizabeth I and Dudley were lovers? 12:11 What do you think happened to Amy? 13:29 Can you tell us about the sightings of Amy's ghost? 16:13 (Spoiler-ish question) Who thought of the title? 17:22 If we say time slip and time travel are two different things, do you have a preference? 18:18 Tell us about The Last Daughter 20:01 Who do you think killed the Princes in the Tower?

Purchase Links

The Forgotten Sister: Amazon UK Amazon US Amazon Canada Waterstones Hive Barnes & Noble IndieBound Indigo Chapters

The Last Daughter: Amazon UK Amazon US Amazon Canada Waterstones Hive Barnes & Noble IndieBound Indigo Chapters

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