On this day in history…
1599 – Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex strode into Elizabeth I’s bedchamber unannounced and saw the Queen without her makeup or wig, without her ‘mask of youth’.
This was after his unsuccessful campaign in Ireland. He had made a truce with the rebel leader, without the Queen’s permission, and then returned to England, also without the Queen’s permission. Silly man!
1553 – Mary I moved to the Tower of London to prepare herself for her coronation.