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

| March 24, 2022

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

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 […]

March 21 – Elizabeth I takes to her bed and The end of Thomas Cranmer

| March 21, 2022

March 21 – Elizabeth I takes to her bed and The end of Thomas Cranmer

On this day in Tudor history, 21st March 1603, a dying Queen Elizabeth I finally took to her bed. Elizabeth I had been queen since November 1558, but now she was dying. She had deep-rooted melancholy, couldn’t sleep and was refusing to eat. She spent her days lying on cushions in her withdrawing chamber. But […]