April 15 – The beginning of the end for Essex, a royal champion and a queen’s blows and evil words

On this day in Tudor history, 15th April 1599, Elizabeth I’s favourite, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, was sworn in as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Unfortunately, Essex wasn’t at all happy about his appointment. He didn’t want to go to Ireland.

Essex had to go and his time there was to be his undoing.

Find out what happened in this video:

Here are the links to the videos I mention:

On this day in 1545, Sir Robert Dymoke, champion at the coronations of Henry VII and Henry VIII, and a man who served in the households of Queens Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, died.

He had an interesting career and survived being suspected of involvement in the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion.

Find out more about Sir Robert Dymoke…

On this day in Tudor history, courtier Sir John Scudamore was laid to rest. His wife served Queen Elizabeth I and appears to have suffered in doing so.

Find out what happened to Mary Scudamore in this #TudorHistoryShorts video:

And here’s a link to a more detailed video on this – August 15 – Mary Scudamore and the hot-tempered Elizabeth I

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