1600-1603 Essex Rebellion, Elizabeth's Death

Essex Rebellion

On 08 Feb 1601 Thomas Egerton 1st Viscount Brackley and three others were held hostage by Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex at Essex House. Thomas Egerton 1st Viscount Brackley attempted to rouse London but his support never materialised. When he returned to Essex House he found the hostages gone. Essex House was besieged by the Queen's men under Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham. Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex and Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton surrendered. Charles Danvers and Christopher Blount took part. Roger Manners 5th Earl Rutland was implicated and was imprisoned for several months. He was fined £30000; a staggering amount three times more than any other conspirator. .

After 08 Feb 1601 Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton was sentenced to death during the Essex Rebellion. Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland on the advice of Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury commuted the punishment to life imprisonment.

On 25 Feb 1601 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex was beheaded at Tower Green during the Essex Rebellion.

On 05 Mar 1601 Charles Danvers and Christopher Blount stood trial for high treason for their part in the Essex Rebellion ; both were found guilty.

On 18 Mar 1601 Charles Danvers and Christopher Blount was beheaded for their part in the Essex Rebellion.

Death of Queen Elizabeth

On 24 Mar 1603 Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace around three in the morning. Immediately following her death Robert Carey 1st Earl Monmouth started on horseback for Edinburgh to inform James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland arriving at Holyrood Palace, Holyrood late on the 26 Mar 1603. His conduct met with general disapproval and merited censure as contrary to all decency, good manners and respect. George Carew and Thomas Lake were sent by the Council to formally inform James VI's death.
James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland succeeded I King England Scotland and Ireland: Stewart. He was Elizabeth's second cousin being the son of Mary Queen of Scots who was the daughter of Margaret Tudor Queen Scotland who was the daughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland.

Funeral of Elizabeth I

On 28 Apr 1603 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland was buried at Westminster Abbey.
George Bourchier carried the Standard of the Dragon
Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke carried the Standard of the Greyhound
Thomas Somerset carried the Standard of the Lyon. .