16th-century English noblemanFor other people with the same name, see Robert Devereux (disambiguation)Quartered arms of Sir Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, KGRobert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, KG, PC ( ; 10 November 1565 – 25 February 1601) was an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. On 21 September 1578, Essex's mother married Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, Elizabeth I's long-standing favourite and Robert Devereux's godfather. Ireland [ edit ]Essex's greatest failure was as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, a post which he talked himself into in 1599. However, after the Queen's death, King James I reinstated the earldom in favour of the disinherited son, Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex. Ancestry [ edit ]Portrayals [ edit ]There have been many portrayals of Essex throughout the years;Opera [ edit ]Stage [ edit ]Film [ edit ]TV [ edit ]Essex in literature [ edit ]At least two fencing treatises are dedicated to Robert, Earl of Essex.
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