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The Earl of Essex laying his hand on his sword on being struck by Queen Elizabeth, (1792).Artist: Wooding

The Earl of Essex laying his hand on his sword on being struck by Queen Elizabeth, (1792). Devereux (1566-1601) was an English courtier and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1599, he requested that he be made lord lieutenant of Ireland, and went to Ireland to quell the rebellion of the Earl of Tyrone. He made an unauthorized truce with Tyrone and returned to England, where he was tried for disobedience, deprived of his offices, and banned from the court. He planned a coup that would get rid of his enemies around the queen and establish those in favour of him around her. However the queen's government was well prepared, and he was arrested. With great reluctance Elizabeth I signed his death warrant, and Essex was executed. A engraving for Ashburton's History of England. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
The Earl of Essex laying his hand on his sword on being struck by Queen Elizabeth, (1792). Devereux (1566-1601) was an English courtier and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1599, he requested that he be made lord lieutenant of Ireland, and went to Ireland to quell the rebellion of the Earl of Tyrone. He made an unauthorized truce with Tyrone and returned to England, where he was tried for disobedience, deprived of his offices, and banned from the court. He planned a coup that would get rid of his enemies around the queen and establish those in favour of him around her. However the queen's government was well prepared, and he was arrested. With great reluctance Elizabeth I signed his death warrant, and Essex was executed. A engraving for Ashburton's History of England. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
The Earl of Essex laying his hand on his sword on being struck by Queen Elizabeth, (1792).Artist: Wooding
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Credit:
Print Collector / Contributor
Editorial #:
463989415
Collection:
Hulton Archive
Date created:
01 January, 1792
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Source:
Hulton Archive
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580009163
Object name:
1626160
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5006 x 3526 px (42.38 x 29.85 cm) - 300 dpi - 8 MB