Leicester, Robert Dudley, Earl of, 1532?-1588

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1532
Death 1588-09-04
Bretons

Biographical notes:

Sluis fell to Spanish forces on August 4, N.S.

From the description of Provisions ordered by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, to be sent to the besieged town of Sluys [Fr. L'Ecluse], Netherlands, 1587 July 28. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 428974664

John Gray was the son of John Gray of Flansham, Sussex.

From the description of Conveyance by bargain and sale from Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, to John Gray, yeoman [manuscript], 1574 November 4. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 430229488

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (1532?-1588), English courtier who rose to power as a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. Placed in command of the Dutch campaign in 1585, he was proclaimed Governor-General in the Netherlands, but the expedition foundered and he returned to England at the end of 1586.

From the description of Proclamation declaring all ports in the Netherlands free ports, 1586 October 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193719

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Subjects:

  • Armada, 1588--Manuscripts
  • Letters
  • Gardening--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Cooking--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Manuscripts--English
  • Proclamations

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Sluis (Zeeland, Netherlands) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Netherlands (as recorded)