Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex, was not hanged, drawn, and quartered.

He fell to the headsman's axe, as befitted his rank, 25 February 1601.

Execution of Essex
Southampton was spared from execution by the Queen's mercy, but he was only released from the Tower on April 10, 1603 - three weeks after she died. He was set free and commanded to present himself to King James, who greeted him warmly. He died of a fever in 1624.


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