1600-1603 Essex Rebellion, Elizabeth's Death
Baptism of Prince Charles
On 23 Dec 1600 Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 was baptised at Holyrood Palace.
On 25 Dec 1600 Alexander Livingston 1st Earl Linlithgow -1621 was created 1st Earl Linlithgow on the occasion of the Baptism of Prince Charles.
On 08 Feb 1601 Thomas Egerton 1st Viscount Brackley 1540-1617 and three others were held hostage by Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (35) at Essex House, Strand, Westminster. Thomas Egerton 1st Viscount Brackley 1540-1617 attempted to rouse London but his support never materialised. When he returned to Essex House, Strand, Westminster he found the hostages gone. Essex House, Strand, Westminster was besieged by the Queen's men under Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624 (65). Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (35) and Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton 1573-1624 (27) surrendered. Charles Danvers 1568-1601 (33) and Christopher Blount 1565-1601 took part. Roger Manners 5th Earl Rutland 1576-1612 (24) 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 1573-1624 (27) was sentenced to death during the Essex Rebellion. Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (67) on the advice of Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612 (37) commuted the punishment to life imprisonment.
On 25 Feb 1601 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (35) was beheaded at Tower Green, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London during the Essex Rebellion
On 05 Mar 1601 Charles Danvers 1568-1601 (33) and Christopher Blount 1565-1601 stood trial for high treason for their part in the Essex Rebellion ; both were found guilty.
On 18 Mar 1601 Charles Danvers 1568-1601 (33) and Christopher Blount 1565-1601 was beheaded for their part in the Essex Rebellion.
Death of Queen Elizabeth
On 24 Mar 1603 Elizabeth I (69) died at Richmond Palace, Richmond, Surrey around three in the morning. Immediately following her death Robert Carey 1st Earl Monmouth 1560-1639 (43) started on horseback for Edinburgh to inform James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 (36) 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 -1612 and Thomas Lake 1561-1630 (41) were sent by the Council to formally inform James VI's death.
James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 (36) succeeded I King England Scotland and Ireland: Stewart. He was Elizabeth's second cousin being the son of Mary Queen of Scots (60) who was the daughter of Margaret Tudor Queen Scotland 1489-1541 (113) who was the daughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (146).
Funeral of Elizabeth I
On 28 Apr 1603 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (69) was buried at Westminster Abbey, Westminster.
Helena Snakenbourg Marchioness Northampton 1549-1635 (54) was Chief Mourner in the procession since Arbella Stewart 1575-1615 refused to take part. She was supported by William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (82) and Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624 (67)
George Bourchier 1535-1605 carried the Standard of the Dragon.
Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (18) carried the Standard of the Greyhound.
Thomas Somerset -1648 carried the Standard of the Lyon.
William Segar 1554-1663 (49) carried the Sword of State as Norrey King of Arms