The Essex Rebellion

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  • The Essex Rebellion
    • 1601
    • Background of Essex
      • One of Elizabeth's favourites
      • 1595 - became privy councillor + awarded monopoly of sweet wine
      • Developed rivalry with Robert Cecil
      • 1596 - please queen by successfully attacking Spanish port of Cadiz
    • Cause of the rebellion
      • 1598 - argument with E in Privy Council meeting about Ireland - almost turned violent
        • Placed under house arrest
      • Sent to Ireland to defeat rebels - failed + agreed truce against E's orders
      • E refused to renew his monopoly - lost wealth
    • The rebellion
      • Took 4 privy councillors hostage
      • 200 supporters
      • Robert Cecil labelled him a traitor
        • Essex lost many supporters
        • Supporters released the hostages
        • Essex arrested
    • Consequences of the rebellion
      • Essex sentenced to death
        • Executed in private
      • Attempted to save himself by giving names of other rebels, including sister

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