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  Luminarium Encyclopedia: Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, (c. 1566-1601)
In 1585 he accompanied his stepfather, the Earl of Leicester, on an expedition to Holland, and greatly distinguished himself at the battle of Zutphen.
In 1599, while Ulster was in rebellion under the earl of Tyrone, the office of lieutenant and governor-general of Ireland was conferred on Essex, and a large force put at his command.
Essex was in person tall and well proportioned, with a countenance which, though not strictly handsome, possessed, on account of its bold, cheerful and amiable expression, a wonderful power of fascination.
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 Essex, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of - MSN Encarta
In 1585, Essex accompanied his stepfather, Robert Dudley, 1st earl of Leicester, on an expedition to aid the Low Countries in their revolt against Spain.
Essex distinguished himself at the Battle of Zutphen, in The Netherlands, and thereafter began to rise in the favor of Elizabeth.
Later, when Essex tried to incite insurrection in London to compel Elizabeth to remove his enemies from her council, he was imprisoned and condemned to death.
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 Essex Robert Devereux 2nd Earl of - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Essex, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of (1566-1601), English court favorite and statesman, who acted against the wishes of Queen Elizabeth I and paid...
Leicester, Robert Dudley, Earl of (1532?-1588), English soldier and statesman, and a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. The son of John Dudley, duke of...
Essex, Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of (1591-1646), English parliamentary general, son of the 2nd earl of Essex, born in London.
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 Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, 1591-1646
However, at the request of Queen Henrietta Maria, Essex was suddenly demoted to Lieutenant-General of Horse in favour of the Queen's courtier the Earl of Holland.
In January 1642, Essex was told by the Countess of Carlisle, from gossip at Court, that the King intended to seize the Five Members regarded as his leading opponents in the House of Commons.
Essex led the opposition in the House of Lords to the measures proposed in the Commons for the reorganisation of Parliament's army, but he was finally obliged to resign his commission, which he did with a dignified speech on 2 April 1645, the day before the Self-Denying Ordinance was passed.
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 Earl of Essex
Robert Devereux, the young Earl of Essex, was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. Robert Devereux was handsome, witty, arrogant and ambitious and the Queen heaped favours upon her favourite.
Essex came back without leave; and one morning came straight into her dressing chamber, where she was sitting, with her thin grey hair being combed, before she put on one of her thirty wigs, or painted her face.
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex was arrested and convicted of treason.
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 17th Century England - The Road to War 1642 - free Suite101 course
Son of the great Essex, his father was one of the most powerful men in the country, through his good relations and flirtatious affairs with the Tudor Queen, Elizabeth I. Eventually his father was remembered for a traitor, being beheaded for attempting to remove Elizabeth from the throne in a coup during her later years.
Essex then eagerly married another Frances, daughter of Sir William Paulet, yet for some reason this marriage was bleak and she eventually took a lover, Sir Thomas Uvedale.
Essex moved out and left Frances and went to live with his sister, who was married to the Marquis of Hertford (a future Royalist) in their grand house in London’s Strand.
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 The Baldwin Project: Queen Elizabeth by Jacob Abbott
Essex urged his views and wishes with much importunity, and when he found that the queen was determined not to yield, he turned his back upon her in a contemptuous and angry manner.
Essex, stationing a troop near him, on a hill, rode down to the water on one side, while Tyrone came into the river as far as his horse could wade on the other, and then the two earls attempted to negotiate terms of peace by shouting across the current of the stream.
Essex traveled with the utmost dispatch, crossed the Channel, made the best of his way to the palace where the queen was then residing, and pressed through the opposition of all the attendants into the queen's private apartment, in his traveling dress, soiled and way-worn.
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 Know6
Essex, however, did manage to make himself a favorite of the queen and by age twenty he was always in her presence at court.
Essex, knowing full well any deal he brokered would be cast aside by the Cecil faction and the situation in Ireland would require much more troops and financing, appointed another in command of the army on September 24, 1599 and was in London by the 28th to plead his case personally before the queen.
Essex could have retired to the countryside, as he had wished to do after returning from Ireland, but he was so convinced of the evil doings of the Cecilian faction that he pressed on, trying to, in his own mind, save his queen.
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 In Search of Shakespeare . Earl of Essex | PBS
Essex quarreled openly with Sir Walter Raleigh at Court, and began to establish a political presence in opposition to William Cecil (Lord Burghley).
Essex and the Queen patched up their relationship and he was given the task of crushing a rebellion in Ireland led by the Earl of Tyrone.
Both Essex and Southampton were keen advocates and patrons of the theatre and to soften up the population of London for their actions they requested that Shakespeare's company put on a revival of the play "Richard II" at The Globe theatre.
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 ipedia.com: Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex (1591-1646) was the son and heir of the unfortunate Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and succeeded to his father's title in 1604, three years after the previous earl had been executed for treason.
Essex's marriage to Frances Howard in 1606, was not successful, and their subsequent divorce made him a laughing-stock, as she alleged that he was incapable of having sexual relations.
Following the accession of King Charles I, Essex became a member of the Parliamentary faction, and led Parliament's army at the beginning of the English Civil War in 1642, though he was ill-equipped for command.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Essex
He was constable of England and with Roger Bigod, earl of Norfolk, led the baronial opposition to Edward I that forced the king to sign the important confirmation of the charters (1297).
Essex Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for 1998: Per Share FFO Increased 14% for the Quarter, 12% for the Year.
Essex Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for 1999: Per Share FFO Increased 13% for the Quarter, 14% for the Year.
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 Elizabeth and Essex
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, was the Queen's favourite during her declining years; but his excessive popularity and his blatant attempts to misuse royal patronage brought an inevitable fall from grace.
But Essex was also proud and arrogant*; he failed miserably in his attempts to win appointments for friends because Elizabeth correctly distrusted his motives.
Essex's ambitions also destroyed the precarious balance of Elizabeth's earlier reign by forcing her to side with a single faction, led by Robert Cecil, Secretary of the Privy Council.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Essex, Robert Devereux, 2d earl of
Essex, Robert Devereux, 2d earl of, 1567-1601, English courtier and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I.
But Essex was too obvious and impetuous in his demands on the queen; Elizabeth was wary, and gradually she conferred the power he sought on Burghley's son, Robert Cecil (later earl of Salisbury).
Essex became a national hero when he shared command of the expedition that captured Cádiz in 1596, but he failed the next year in an expedition to intercept the Spanish treasure fleet off the Azores.
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 Early Stuart Libels: Essex, Ralegh and Late-Elizabethan Politics (c.1590-1603)
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, who emerged as the Queen’s dominant royal favourite after the deaths of the Earl of Leicester and Sir Christopher Hatton in 1588 and 1591, espoused an expansive war policy against Spain which was increasingly at odds with the wishes of Elizabeth.
Essex’s political ambitions also provoked growing resentment from older members of the Council, especially the septuagenarian Lord Burghley, who mistrusted Essex’s martial aspirations and was anxious to promote the career of his own younger son, Sir Robert Cecil.
When Essex was arrested in September 1599 after his return from Ireland, in what seemed like murky circumstances, the intense speculation about the cause and significance of this event prompted a veritable flood of libels against the Earl’s rivals.
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 Essex, 2d Earl of Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The English courtier Robert Devereux, 2d Earl of Essex (1567-1601), was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. However, his extravagance and desire for glory compromised his delicate position in the power structure.
In August 1585 Essex was appointed general of the horse in the expedition under Leicester to aid the Netherlands in its revolt against Spain.
Essex attempted a reconciliation with the Cecil faction and secured the command of another naval expedition against Spain, this time to the Azores, but his peaceful relations with the court were short-lived.
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 Earl of Essex
Earl of Essex is a title that has been held by several families and individuals, of which the best-known and most closely associated with the title was Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1566 - 1601).
Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex (1541 - 1576)
Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex (1591 - 1646)
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The Essex Rebellion was lead by Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex, on February 8, 1601.
The Queen stripped Essex of his titles, and he was originally sentenced to be drawn and quartered, which was the usual punishment reserved for those accused of regicide in that time, but instead was beheaded (a relatively more humane punishment), on February 25, 1601.
The executioner had to strike three times, before the Earl was completely beheaded, and upon returning from the Tower, he (the executioner) was beaten nearly to death by a mob until the Sheriffs of London came to his defense.
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 BBC/OU Open2.net - History - Conspiring against the Queen - suspects
In 1594 Lopez was arrested by the Earl of Essex for treason.
Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, was a young and charismatic nobleman who became a favourite of the ageing Queen in the 1580s.
He was aware that the Earl of Essex was after his job, and considered him a threat, especially when Essex enlisted the help of his two nephews, Francis and Anthony Bacon, in expanding the Essex intelligence service.
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 Earl of Essex
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex (1567-1601) was the leading figure of Elizabeth's court during the 1590s.
Essex was the stepson of Elizabeth's favorite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who had married Essex's mother Lettice Knollys after he despaired of ever marrying Elizabeth herself.
In 1599 Essex was sent with an army to Ireland to subdue the Earl of Tyrone.
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 The ECW Pages - The Earl of Essex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Essex married Frances Howard, countess of Suffolk, in 1606, but was divorced by James I so that she could marry his favourite.
Essex was appointed Lord General of the Parliamentary army in July, 1642.
Essex' army was defeated at Lostwithiel (Aug 1644), but he escaped by boat to Plymouth.
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 Britannia Biographies: Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex
Essex was perpetually soliciting the Queen, but in vain, for preferment for his new friend.
The Earl's preparations were extensive and well planned but he had to face the worst rebellion yet known in the island with the certainty that Spanish help was not far off.
Essex intrigued with King James VI of Scotland to induce him to support a rising, along with his friend, Lord Mountjoy, who had succeeded to his command in Ireland, whom he implored to land troops in Wales.
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 THE EARL OF ESSEX (1599-1600)
THE EARL OF Matters had now become very serious in Ireland ; and at this grave juncture the queen, in March, 1599, appointed as lord lieutenant Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex, son of Essex of the Plantations (412).
He brought an army of 20,000 men, and got distinct instructions to direct all his strength against the earl of Tyrone and the other rebels of Ulster, and to plant garrisons at Lough Foyle and Bally shannon.
Essex's fine army of 20,000 had inched away in a few months; and at his own request he now got 2,000 more from the queen.
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 The Earl of Essex | Obituaries | News | Telegraph
The 10th Earl of Essex, who died on June 5 aged 85, was a Lancashire grocer so bemused by his success in confirming his claim to the earldom in 1981 after years of research that he was initially uncertain as to whether he would take his seat.
The earl created by Charles II became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and First Lord of the Treasury in 1679, before making the mistake of becoming involved in the Rye House plot to assassinate the king; he was committed to the Tower of London, where he was found with his throat cut.
The 5th Earl was Recorder and High Steward of Leominster; the 7th Earl served in the Boer War and was ADC to King Edward VII; and the 9th Earl, educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge, was a farmer who commanded the 16th Airborne Division Signals Regiment of the TA in 1948.
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 Salisbury Robert Cecil 1st Earl Of: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He became chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster in 1597 and in 1598 succeeded his father as principal secretary, despite the rivalry of Francis Bacon and the 2d earl of Essex.
The fall and execution of Essex in 1601 cleared the way for Cecil to enter into secret negotiations with James VI of Scotland and arrange the latter's peaceful accession to the English throne as James I on the death of Elizabeth (1603).
Cecil as Salisbury and Henry...Manuscripts of the Earl of Mar and...
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 England Under The Tudors: Thomas Cromwell, Earl Of Essex (1485?-1540)
THOMAS CROMWELL, Earl Of Essex, born probably not later than 1485 and possibly a year or two earlier, was the only son of Walter Cromwell, alias Smyth, a brewer, smith and fuller of Putney.
In April the French ambassador wrote that he was tottering to his fall; a few days later he was created earl of Essex and lord great chamberlain, and two of his satellites were made secretaries to the king; he then despatched one bishop to the Tower, and threatened to send five others to join him.
At last Henry struck as suddenly and remorselessly as a beast of prey; on the 10th of June Norfolk accused him of treason; the whole council joined in the attack, and Cromwell was sent to the Tower.
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 fulkehammer
In the mid-1590s, Essex made a concentrated effort to convince the queen that he had the qualities necessary to replace the ageing Lord Burghley as the chief prop of her administration.
In 1600, Greville had the rare distinction among Essex's remaining intimates of still enjoying favor with the earl's opponents and an entree with the queen.(33) A letter to Greville, therefore, might offer an indirect means to remind Elizabeth of the exceptional talent that she was wasting by excluding Essex from her Court.
Certain courtiers with intellectual leanings, like Fulke Greville and the earl of Essex, were anxious to utilize the talents of such scholars for their own intellectual improvement and, in the earl's case at least, for their own political benefit.
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 Chapter Essex <i>to</i> Etty's Nine Pictures of E by Brewer's Readers Handbook
Essex (The earl of), a tragedy by Henry Jones (1745).
The poet says that Essex had recently married the countess of Rutland, that both the queen and the countess of Nottingham were jealous, and that this jealousy was the chief cause of the earl’s death.
Essex (The earl of), lord high constable of England, introduced by sir W. Scott in his novel called Ivanhoe (time, Richard I.).
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 The Trial of the Earls of Essex and Southampton - Page 12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He saith that the Earl’s purpose was to possess himself of the Court, and to take the Tower of London, and that they had several meetings of consultation together with the Earl of Southampton, Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Jo.
The question was asked the Earl of Essex (as this Deponent saith) how he would deal with offenders and such as resisted him after he should be possessed of these things.
And further this Deponent confesseth himself to be reconciled to the Pope, and moreover saith that the Earl of Essex said he looked not that any should be troubled for Religion and liberty of conscience; that he received letters from the Earl of Essex the twentieth of January to come to London, whereupon he came.
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