Kenilworth is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott about the times of reigning of Queen Elizabeth I. Amy, Sir Hugh Robsart's er runs away against her father's will nearly from her wedding to throw in her lot with Sir Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester. Her love and passion are so huge that she forgives him in advance his ambitious political plans. Poor little thing has no idea that Sir Dudley is not in a hurry to notify everybody about their secret marriage. His plans are much bigger ? he tries to gain the Queen's affection in order to receive a boundless power over England. But are these dreams destined to come true??