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date: 20 February 2020

Devereux, Robert, second earl of Essexlocked

(1565–1601)
  • Paul E. J. Hammer

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Devereux, Robert, second earl of Essex (1565–1601), soldier and politician, was born on 10 November 1565. He was the elder son and heir of Walter Devereux, first earl of Essex (1539–1576). Through his mother, Lettice (1543–1634), he was a member of Elizabeth I's...

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