Love's Labours Won in Ruled BritanniaEditLove's Labours Won was a play written by William Shakespeare in 1597. Shortly after beginning the play, Shakespeare was contracted by Don Diego Flores de Valdes to write King Philip and then by William Cecil to write Boudicca. Between the two projects and his increasingly deepened involvement in Cecil's plot to overthrow Queen Isabella and King Albert, Shakespeare was only able to work on Love's Labours Won very slowly.
Shakespeare wrote the humourous secondary character Don Amadeo de Armado to conform with the English notion of a "comical Spaniard." He then realised that this might attract undue attention from the occupiers, so he changed the character to a Venetian named Signor Adriano di Armato.
Judging by the few details of the play given in the novel, it seems to be identical to the OTL Love's Labours Lost, with the only stated difference being Don Armado's nationality.