Devereux, Robert, earl of Essex

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Robert Devereux (1565–1601), second earl of Essex, was the most prominent courtier of the late sixteenth century, a poet in his own right as well as a leading literary patron of the period. His military exploits brought him great popular acclaim, and his spectacular fall from grace in a treasonous but ineffectual uprising sent shock waves through the country, leaving a mark upon the literary culture of the seventeenth century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature
EditorsGarrett A. Sullivan, Jr, Alan Stewart
Place of PublicationChichester, UK
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)1405194499, 9781405194495
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2012


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