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25 February 1601 – Execution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

| February 25, 2012

On this day in history, the 25th February 1601 at just before 8am on the 25th February 1601, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and former royal favourite, was escorted out of the Tower of London and up on to a scaffold on Tower Green. Unfortunately, it took three blows of the executioner’s axe to […]

Birth of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex – 10 November 1565

| November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday, Robert Devereux! Yes, on this day in history, 10th November 1565, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, was born at Netherwood, Herefordshire. Devereux was the eldest son of Walter Deverux, 1st Earl of Essex, and Lettice Knollys, granddaughter of Mary Boleyn, and was a favourite of Elizabeth I. Devereux came to a rather […]

Robert Devereux’s Execution – 25 February 1601

| February 25, 2011

Today marks the 410th anniversary of the execution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and a favourite of Elizabeth I. At just before 8am on the 25th February 1601, Essex was brought out of the Tower of London and walked to the scaffold. He was wearing a black velvet gown, black satin doublet and […]

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

| November 10, 2010

On this day in history, 10th November 1565, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and favourite of Elizabeth I was born (some say 19th November 1566) at Netherwood, Herefordshire, to his parents, Lettice Knollys, granddaughter of Mary Boleyn, and Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex. I have written before about the life and death of […]

Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex

| September 17, 2010

You can find out more about Robert Devereux in the following articles:- The Execution of Robert Devereux Robert Devereux

The Execution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

| February 25, 2010

On this day in history, 25th February 1601, one-time royal favourite Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex was beheaded on Tower Green at the Tower of London after being found guilty of treason. Robert Devereux was born on the 19th November 1566 (some say 10th November 1565) at Netherwood, Herefordshire and was the son of  […]

Robert Devereux

| August 24, 2009

Name Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex Date of Birth 10th November 1565 or 19th November 1566 Who was he? Son of Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex, and Lettice Knollys, who went on to marry Robert Dudley when Devereux died. He was related to the Queen because Mary Boleyn (the Queen’s Aunt) was his […]