Wednesday, February 25, 2015

History Trivia - Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, beheaded for high treason

February 25

777  Saint Walburga (Anglo-Saxon abbess and saint), patroness of sailors because her prayers calmed a stormy sea, and thereby saving a ship caught in its wake, died.

1570 Elizabeth I was declared a heretic by Pope Pius V.

1601 Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex and former favorite of Elizabeth I, was beheaded in the Tower of London for high treason.

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