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It was Christmas 1556…

…and Princess Elizabeth was in a desperate plight. Her sister was going to marry her off, and push her into exile across the Channel. It would take something completely desperate to save her…

There was, though, an old and trusted friend who knew exactly what to do.


Elizabeth vanished back to Hatfield for almost the entire year, and while Mary had been led to believe the child would be born in December, on 25th September, the Princess gave birth to Robert Tudor, and two months later he was spirited out of the country.