Although it has been said that Queen Elizabeth had lots of lovers, in fact she only ever had one love-affair. This was with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who she may well have married had the political circumstances been more favourable to the match. Stories of relationships with men like Christopher Hatton, Walter Raleigh, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, are false. It may be said, however, that the Queen had lots of suitors as her hand in marriage was highly sought after by Europe's royalty!



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