Robert Earl Of Essex


Henry Earl Of Southampton

At Westminster the 19th of February, 1600* and

in the 43rd year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth: For rebelliously conspiring and Endeavoring the Subversion of the Government by Confederacy with TyrOwen that Popish Traitor and his Complices, of whom these following, viz.

Sir Christopher Blount
Sir Charles Danvers
Sir Gillie Merrick
and Henry Cuffe

were the 5th of March following, by a special commission of Oyer and Terminer Arraigned, Condemned, and Executed.

The PEERS had to their Assistance the Learned Judges.

Counsel for the Queen.

Sir Henry Yelverton, the Queen's Serjeant

Sir Edward Coke, the Queen's Attorney General; afterwards Lord Chief Justice of England.

Mr. [Francis] Bacon, afterwards Lord Chancellor

London, Printed for Tho. Basset at the George in Fleet Street, Sam. Heyrick, at Grays In Gate in Holborn, and Matth. Gillyflower in Westminster Hall, 1679.

* The legal calendar began in March. According to modern usage, this would have been 19 February 1601. Ironically, this is also the anniversary of Southampton's parents' marriage in 1567.

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