1565, Nov 101601, Feb 25
an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599. In 1601, he led an abortive coup d'├ętat against the government and was executed for treason. He is an ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II.
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03/27/1599-Robert Devereux becomes Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 
09/07/1599-Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and Irish rebel Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, sign treaty
01/08/1601-Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth I
02/08/1601-Earl Robert Devereux of Essex's armies draws into London 
09/20/1643-First Battle of Newbury: King Charles I vs Robert Devereux 's armies
09/02/1644-Battle of Lostwithiel: Robert Devereux's infantry surrenders
04/02/1645-Robert Devereux resigns as parliament supreme commander
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