Events in ... 1587 ...
Before 1587 Francis Newport 1555-1623 (31) and Beatrice Lacon were married.
In 1587 Thomas Heneage 1532-1595 (55) was appointed as Vice Chamberlain of the Household.
In 1587 Thomas Heneage 1532-1595 (55) was appointed as Privy Council.
In 1587 Edward Atkyns 1587-1669 was born.
In 1587 Eleonora Bourbon-Condé Princess Orange 1587-1619 was born to Henri Bourbon-Condé Prince Condé 1552-1588 (34) and Charlotte Catherine Tremoille Princess Condé.
In 1587 George Yeardley 1587-1627 was born.
In 1587 Thomas Armstrong 1510-1587 (77) died.
In 1587 William Griffith -1587 died.
In 1587 John Leveson of Haling Kent 1587-1613 was born.
In 1587 William Perrot -1587 died unmarried.
In 1587 Henry Poole of Sapperton 1541-1616 (46) was knighted.
In 1587 Endymion Porter 1587-1649 was born.
In 1587 Anne Preston Baroness Paget Beaudasert, Baroness Parr Kendal -1587 died.
In 1587 Richard Evelyn of Watton 1587-1640 was born.
In 1587 Isabel Williams 1522-1587 (65) died.
In 1587 Anne Drummond Countess Mar 1555-1587 (32) died.
13 Jan 1587
On 13 Jan 1587 Elisabeth Oldenburg 1574-1587 (12) died.
19 Jan 1587
On 19 Jan 1587 Friedrich Wettin 1586-1587 died at Weimar. His brother Johann Philipp Wettin Duke Saxe-Altenburg 1597-1639 (-11) succeeded as Duke Saxe-Altenburg.
23 Jan 1587
On 23 Jan 1587 Johann Wilhelm Wettin 1585-1587 (1) died.
01 Feb 1587
07 Feb 1587
On 07 Feb 1587 Mary Queen of Scots (44) was informed she was to be executed the following day. During the course of the night she wrote to her former brother-in-law Henry III King France 1551-1589 (35) ...
08 February 1587
To the most Christian king, my brother and old ally,
Royal brother, having by God’s will, for my sins I think, thrown myself into the power of the Queen my cousin, at whose hands I have suffered much for almost twenty years, I have finally been condemned to death by her and her Estates. I have asked for my papers, which they have taken away, in order that I might make my will, but I have been unable to recover anything of use to me, or even get leave either to make my will freely or to have my body conveyed after my death, as I would wish, to your kingdom where I had the honor to be queen, your sister and old ally.
Tonight, after dinner, I have been advised of my sentence: I am to be executed like a criminal at eight in the morning. I have not had time to give you a full account of everything that has happened, but if you will listen to my doctor and my other unfortunate servants, you will learn the truth, and how, thanks be to God, I scorn death and vow that I meet it innocent of any crime, even if I were their subject. The Catholic faith and the assertion of my God-given right to the English crown are the two issues on which I am condemned, and yet I am not allowed to say that it is for the Catholic religion that I die, but for fear of interference with theirs. The proof of this is that they have taken away my chaplain, and although he is in the building, I have not been able to get permission for him to come and hear my confession and give me the Last Sacrament, while they have been most insistent that I receive the consolation and instruction of their minister, brought here for that purpose. The bearer of this letter and his companions, most of them your subjects, will testify to my conduct at my last hour. It remains for me to beg Your Most Christian Majesty, my brother-in-law and old ally, who have always protested your love for me, to give proof now of your goodness on all these points: firstly by charity, in paying my unfortunate servants the wages due them – this is a burden on my conscience that only you can relieve: further, by having prayers offered to God for a queen who has borne the title Most Christian, and who dies a Catholic, stripped of all her possessions. As for my son, I commend him to you in so far as he deserves, for I cannot answer for him. I have taken the liberty of sending you two precious stones, talismans against illness, trusting that you will enjoy good health and a long and happy life. Accept them from your loving sister-in-law, who, as she dies, bears witness of her warm feeling for you. Again I commend my servants to you. Give instructions, if it please you, that for my soul’s sake part of what you owe me should be paid, and that for the sake of Jesus Christ, to whom I shall pray for you tomorrow as I die, I be left enough to found a memorial mass and give the customary alms.
Wednesday, at two in the morning
Your most loving and most true sister
08 Feb 1587
On 08 Feb 1587 Mary Queen of Scots (44) was beheaded in the Great Hall in Fortheringhay Castle. Around eight am Mary entered the hall. She removed her black dress to reveal a red petticoat that symbolised Catholic martyrdom.
George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (59), Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (46), Richard Knightley 1532-1615 (55) and Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton 1573-1624 (13) witnessed her execution..
10 Feb 1587
On 10 Feb 1587 Henry Neville 6th Baron Bergavenny 1530-1587 (57) died. His daughter Mary Neville 7th Baroness Bergavenny, 3rd Baroness Despencer 1554-1626 (33) succeeded as 7th Baron Bergavenny (1C 1392). His first-cousin Edward Neville 7th Baron Bergavenny 1526-1588 (61) succeeded as 7th Baron Bergavenny (1C 1392).
15 Feb 1587
21 Feb 1587
After 21 Feb 1587 George Shirley 1st Baronet Staunton Harold 1559-1622 (27) and Frances Berkeley 1564-1595 (23) were married.
27 Feb 1587
On 27 Feb 1587 Anthony Cope 1st Baronet Hanwell 1548-1614 (39) was imprisoned for presenting the Speaker of the House of Commons with a Puritan revision of the Book of Common Prayer and a bill abrogating existing ecclesiastical law at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London.
28 Feb 1587
01 Mar 1587
On 01 Mar 1587 John Puckering 1544-1596 (43) was asked by Peter Wentworth 1529-1596 (58) to answer some questions regarding the liberties of the House. Puckering refused, but showed one of the questions to Thomas Heneage 1532-1595 (55). Wentworth (58), and four other members of parliament who seconded his motion were imprisoned in the Tower of London.
08 Mar 1587
10 Mar 1587
On 10 Mar 1587 Jane Heckington -1587 died.
Around Apr 1587 Thomas Monck 1570-1627 (16) was educated at King's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
11 Apr 1587
12 Apr 1587
14 Apr 1587
On 14 Apr 1587 Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 (37) died. His daughter Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley 1575-1591 (12) succeeded as 15th Baron Ros Helmsley. John Manners 4th Earl Rutland 1559-1588 (28) by marriage 4th Earl Rutland (3C 1525). Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland by marriage Countess Rutland (3C 1525).
18 Apr 1587
On 18 Apr 1587 Charles Morrison 1587-1628 was born to Charles Morrison 1549-1599 (38) and Dorothea Clerke.
29 Apr 1587
On 29 Apr 1587 the English fleet entered the Bay of Cádiz, Spain in the evening to discover sixty Spanish and twenty French ships.The Spanish ships, under the command of Pedro de Acuña, sailed out to meet the English fleet but were forced to retire back to Cadiz before the superiority of the English. Gun positions on the shore opened fire, shelling the English fleet from the coast with little effect. During the night of the 29th and all the following day and night the battle raged in the bay. At dawn on 1 May, the English withdrew having destroyed around thirty-two Spanish ships, with a combined capacity of 10,000 tons, and captured four other ships, laden with provisions.
02 May 1587
05 May 1587
Before 05 May 1587 Rowland Laugharne of St Brides 1563-1587 (24) and Lettice Perrot Baroness Chichester 1560-1620 (27) were married.
On 05 May 1587 Rowland Laugharne of St Brides 1563-1587 (24) died.
07 May 1587
On 07 May 1587 Richard Newport 1st Baron Newport 1587-1651 was born to Francis Newport 1555-1623 (32) and Beatrice Lacon.
05 Jun 1587
08 Jun 1587
On 08 Jun 1587 the English fleet sighted a Portuguese carrack, the São Filipe, twenty leagues from the Island of São Miguel, returning from the Indies laden with treasure. After a brief exchange of fire it was captured, the first ship to be so on the return run from the Indies. Its enormous fortune of gold, spices, and silk was valued at £108,000 (of which 10% was to go to Drake); the fleet returned to England, arriving on 6 July.The expedition led by Francis Drake was a resounding military success: over one hundred Spanish vessels of different tonnages were destroyed or captured during the expedition.Economic and material losses caused to the Spanish fleet by the English attack ensured that Spanish plans for the invasion of England had to be postponed for over a year. It was not until August 1588 that the Armada was ready to leave for the British Isles.
15 Jun 1587
On 15 Jun 1587 Frederick II Oldenburg 1568-1587 (19) died.
In Jul 1587 George Speke 1565-1587 (22) died.
04 Jul 1587
On 04 Jul 1587 Magdalene Wittelsbach 1587-1628 was born to William Wittelsbach V Duke Bavaria 1548-1626 (38) and Renata Lorraine Duchess Bavaria 1544-1602 (43).
14 Jul 1587
01 Aug 1587
14 Aug 1587
On 14 Aug 1587 William Gonzaga I Duke Mantua 1538-1587 (49) died.
15 Aug 1587
On 15 Aug 1587 William Pole 1515-1587 (72) died.
19 Sep 1587
On 19 Sep 1587 Robert Sanderson Bishop Lincoln 1587-1663 was born.
08 Oct 1587
19 Oct 1587
On 19 Oct 1587 Francesco I de Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany 1541-1587 (46) died.
27 Oct 1587
On 27 Oct 1587 Karl Wittelsbach 1580-1587 (7) died.
01 Nov 1587
On 01 Nov 1587 Alfonso Este Lord Montecchio 1527-1587 (60) died.
30 Nov 1587
On 30 Nov 1587 Thomas Erskine 1st Earl Kellie 1566-1639 (21) and Ann Ogilvy were married.
15 Dec 1587
On 15 Dec 1587 Nicholas Saunders 1530-1587 (57)died.
19 Dec 1587
On 19 Dec 1587 Dorothea Sophia Wettin 1587-1645 was born to Friedrich Wilhelm Wettin I Duke Saxe-Weimar 1562-1602 (25) at Weimar.