March 24 – Robert Rich and Penelope Devereux, an unhappy marriage and The end of Queen Elizabeth I

Posted By on March 24, 2022

On this day in history, 24th March 1619, Robert Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick, Tudor nobleman and politician, died at his London home, Warwick House in Holborn. He was laid to rest at Felsted Church in Essex.

Rich was an incredibly wealthy man and a good catch for Penelope Devereux, sister of the Earl of Essex, but their marriage was unhappy and she had an affair.

Find out more about Rich and his marriage in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 24th March 1603, Queen Elizabeth I died and King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England.

Find out more about Elizabeth’s death in this video…