Flashcards in Strength Of Elizabeths Authority And Essex Rebellion Deck (5)
Who was the earl of Essex to Elizabeth?
He was one of Elizabeth’s favourites on her privy council
His rival was Robert Cecil
Causes of the Essex rebellion ?
Essex was disrespectful to the queen and placed under house arrest
He flailed to deal with a rebellion in Ireland and began to loose the queens favour
He lost most of his wealth
So he began to plot a rebellion against the queen.
When did the Essex rebellion take place?
What did the rebellion involve?
Essex took 4 privy councillors hostage and marched along with 200 supporters to his house
Many of his supporters left
Essex got arrested