Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1565-1601

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Frederick of Mömpelgard (d. 1608) became the Duke of Württemberg in 1593. Robert, Earl of Essex (1586-1601) was a favorite of Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and occupied a variety of military posts. However, after his failure as Lord Lieutenant and his defiance of the Queen, he was tried for treason and executed in 1601.

From the description of [Letter] 1597 Feb. 22 [to Dom. Friderico Duci Wirtembergensi] / Essex. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 212211253

Essex's Azores expedition was delayed by weather and sickness and did not disembark from England until August 17, 1597.

From the description of Copy of letter from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to Elizabeth I, Queen of England August 12, 1597? [manuscript], 16th century. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 682948725

English soldier and poet; favorite of Elizabeth I, executed at her command in 1601.

From the description of Commonplace book, [ca. 1601-1605]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122365142

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creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Letter signed from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, St. Albans, to Roger Manners, Lord Rutland [manuscript], 1596 October 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. Miscellaneous discourses ca. 1530-1631, compiled ca. 1635. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Arraignment of the Earl of Essex [manuscript], 1600-1601. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Egerton, Thomas, Sir, 1540?-1617,. Copy of letter from Sir Thomas Egerton to the Earl of Essex, 1600? [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Report of speeches made in the Court of Star Chamber about Essex, February 13, 1600/1 [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Letter signed from the Privy Council to the Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of the Exchequer [manuscript], 1598 September 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn A colleccon of many learned letters, early 17th century. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Signature, [ca. 1599]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Copy of articles whereupon Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, was accused in the Star Chamber, November 29, 1599 [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. An abstract out of the examinations of those persons that were in the late action of rebellion with the Earl of Essex on February 8, 1600/1 [manuscript], abstracted 1600/1 March 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Blount, Christopher, Sir, 1565?-1601. Inventory of the goods and chattels and lands of Sir Christopher Blount in Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire [manuscript], [1601] Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Monson, William, Sir, 1569-1643. An yearlie observation of the English and Spanish ffleetes that were sett forth one to annoy tother from 1585...untill the yeare 1602, [ca. 1625]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Unton, Henry, Sir, 1557?-1596. Letter book of Sir Henry Unton [manuscript], ca. 1592-1593. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Digby, Kenelm, 1603-1665. State letters from 1533 to ca. 1630 [manuscript], copied ca. 1650. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Babylon is fallen, [circa 1595]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Letter signed from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, the Court at St. James, to Mr. Richard Bagot, Esq., Staffordshire [manuscript], 1588 September 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Digby, Kenelm, 1603-1665. State letters from 1533 to ca. 1630 [manuscript], copied ca. 1650. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Jones, Henry, 1721-1770. The Earl of Essex [microform]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Hill, Robert, 17th cent. L'histoire secrette de la tres renommée Reyne Elizabeth et du Comte D'Essex : [England], [16--]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. An apology of the Earl of Essex against those who falsely and maliciously tax him to be the only hindrance of the peace and quiet of his country [manuscript], 1599. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Águila, Juan del, 1545-1602. Miscellany on religion and state affairs, 1559-1601 [manuscript], compiled ca. 1601. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Thornborough, John, 1551-1641. Ledger [manuscript], 1572/3 January 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Copy of the names of those that have been knighted by Essex in Ireland, 1599? [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Copy of An apology of the Earl of Essex to Mr. Anthony Bacon, 1598 [manuscript], ca. 1600. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Wingfield, Anthony, Captain. A true coppie of a discourse written by a gentleman employed in the late voyage of Spaine and Portingale ... 1589 [manuscript], ca. 1865. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Trial of the Earls of Essex and Southampton, ca. 1601. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Letter signed : [n.p.], to the Duc de Bouillon, [late Nov. or early Dec. 1596]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Copy of letter from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to Elizabeth I, Queen of England August 12, 1597? [manuscript], 16th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. Copy of A device to entertain the Queen, November 17, 1595 [manuscript], ca. 1600. Folger Shakespeare Library
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creatorOf Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618. Poetical miscellany [manuscript], ca. 1600-ca. 1725. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Copy of letter from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1600? [manuscript], ca. 1600? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Northampton, Henry Howard, Earl of, 1540-1614,. Copy of letter from Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton to Francis Bacon, Spring 1600? [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn List of traitors from the Essex Rebellion, 1601 [manuscript], ca. 1601. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Northampton, Henry Howard, Earl of, 1540-1614. A dutifull defence of the lawfull regiment of weomen : devided into three bookes ; the first conteyneth reasons and examples grownded on the lawe of nature ; the second reasons and examples grownded on the ciuile lawes ; the third reasons and examples grownded on the sacred lawes of God with an answer to all false & frivolouse obiections ... : manuscript, [after 1590]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Copy of letter from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to Sir Thomas Egerton, July? 18, 1598 [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883. Autograph copies in the hand of J.P. Collier of historical documents relating to the earl of Essex [manuscript], ca. 1850. Folger Shakespeare Library
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referencedIn White, William Augustus, 1843-1927,. Letterbook, ca. 1582-ca. 1615 [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Autograph letter signed : [to Maurice of Nassau, Statthalter of the Netherlands], [July 1594]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ailesbury, Charles Bruce, Earl of, 1682-1747. Documents of the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I [manuscript], 1716. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Document : Whitehall, 1597/98 Feb. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Stanhope, Michael, fl. 1596-1602. Transcript of Papers relating to the Earl of Essex, Sir Gelly Meyrick and the Essex Rebellion, 1596-1602 [manuscript], ca. 1837. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Essex, Henry Bourchier, Earl of, ca. 1408-1483. Miscellany relating to the Earls of Essex and the county of Somerset [manuscript], ca. 1608. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Autograph letter signed from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, Sandwich, to a peer [manuscript], 1597 June 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Earl of, 1563-1612. Copy of speech in the Star Chamber, February 1601 [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous British documents, 1624-1640 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Selden, John, 1584-1654. The discourse of John Selden, Esq. : or his sense of various matters of weight & high consequence, relating especially to religion & state, distingue tempora : manuscript, 1679. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Document signed, 1590 Jul. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Naunton, Robert, Sir, 1563-1635. Fragmenta regalia, or many notable observations on Queene Eliz her tymes and favourites, [ca. 1640-65]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. Copy of letter : to the treasurer of Ireland, 1599 Mar. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. An apologie of the Earle of Essex against those that falslie and malitiouslie tax him to be the onelie hinderance of the peace and quiet of his countrie : contemporary manuscript, 1598. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Copy of An apologie of the Earle of Essex against those who falsely and maliciously tax him to be the only hindrance of the peace and quiet of his country, 1599 [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Ashton, Abdias, d. 1633. Copy of articles about Robert, Earl of Essex, sworn before the Privy Council, after 25 March 1601 [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn List of persons implicated in the Essex rebellion [manuscript] 1601 February. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Egerton, Thomas, Sir, 1540?-1617,. Copy of letter from Sir Thomas Egerton to Robert, Earl of Essex, July? 15, 1598 [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. An apology of the Earl of Essex against those which falsely and maliciously tax him to be the only hindrance of the peace and quietness of his country [manuscript], 1600 April 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Signature to letter : to his cousin, Sir Humphrey Ferrers, 1598 Jun. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626,. Copy of letter from Francis Bacon to Lord Henry Howard, Spring 1600? [manuscript], before 1642? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Francis ap Rice, fl. 1601. Collection of writings relating to the trial of the Earl of Essex [manuscript], 1601. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Autograph letter signed from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, Lees, to Lettice Blount, Countess of Leicester [manuscript], between 1589 and 1600. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Letter signed from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to Mr. Skinner, Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer [manuscript], 1599 March 26. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. It was a tyme when sillie bees could speak [manuscript], 1598. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Copy of The names of such as be in prison about this late tumult, 1601? [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. [Letter] 1597 Feb. 22 [to Dom. Friderico Duci Wirtembergensi] / Essex. Smith College, Neilson Library
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creatorOf Browne, William, 1590-ca. 1645. [Miscellany] [microform]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Report of speeches made in the Court of Star Chamber about Essex, November 29, 1599 [manuscript], 16th or 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Wotton, Henry, Sir, 1568-1639. Copy of The parallel between Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, 1633? [manuscript], ca. 1635. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Copy of letter from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to [Queen Elizabeth], 1600? [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Collection of copies of state papers and letters [manuscript], 1579-1607. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Wotton, Henry, Sir, 1568-1639. The parralell between Rob[ert] Devoreux, late Earle of Essex and George Villiers, late Duke of Buckingham : with certain worthie observations in the times of their estates & favoures in court worthie of noate and readinge : manuscript, [ca. 1641]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Witham, Jo. Manuscript tract volume, [155-]-1623. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Copy of letter from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to the Privy Council, ca. 1596? [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Bacon, Anthony, 1558-1601. A letter written by Mr. Anthony Bacon unto the earle of Essex after he was censured in the Starr Chamber [with] the Earle's answere [and other pieces about Essex], [ca. 1625]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Notes on Sir Thomas Overbury, 1616. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Copy of letter from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to Sir Thomas Egerton, 1600? [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601,. Quitclaim from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, to Sir Robert Sidney [manuscript], 1596 March 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Commonplace book, [ca. 1601-1605]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Stanhope, Michael, fl. 1596-1602. Papers relating to the Earl of Essex, Sir Gelly Meyrick and the Essex Rebellion [manuscript], 1596-1602. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. The arraignment of Robert, Earl of Essex and Henry, Earl of Southampton at Westminster [manuscript], 1600/1 February 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Samuels, Jack Harris, d. 1966,. English and American literary manuscripts and letters collection, 1663-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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referencedIn Rich, Penelope, Lady, 1562?-1607,. Copy of letter from Lady Penelope Rich to Queen Elizabeth, late 1599? [manuscript], before 1642? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Autograph letter signed : to Henri IV of France, [after 1591] Sept. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Ireland
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Great Britain
Cannock Chase (England)
Ireland
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Anglo--Spanish War, 1585-1604--Manuscripts
Weapons--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
Cutlers--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
Iron smelting--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
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Birth 1566-11-10

Death 1601-02-25

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