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Rumor Has It

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Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, her rumored lover, are accused of foul play when Dudley's wife is found dead.

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In 1560, an English nobleman's wife is found mysteriously dead. But she is no ordinary woman. She is the wife of Robert Dudley, reputed lover of Elizabeth I, the most powerful woman in Europe. Did Dudley murder his wife to marry "The Virgin Queen" and become king? Did Elizabeth I, like her father Henry VIII, kill in order to clear the way for marriage? Or did the wife, depressed and possibly cancer-stricken, take her own life? Join us as we use modern crime scene techniques to shed new light on this scandalous medieval mystery.

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