In 1607, Carr happened to break his leg at a tilting match, at which King James VI and I was in attendance. According to Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, the king instantly fell in love with the young man, even helping to nurse him back to health, all the while teaching him Latin.
The annulment was granted on 25 September 1613, and Frances married her lover, who had been made 1st Earl of Somerset, on 26 December 1613. Three years later the Somersets were tried by a panel of Lords for their part in the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury ; Essex sat as a juror in the trial of his former wife and pressed the King to send her to the scaffold. 
She had also fallen in love with Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset. When she finally took the step of annulment, unable to legally represent herself, her father and her uncle, Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, represented her and drew up the libel.
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Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset A few years later after the controversy over his relationship with Lennox faded away he began a relationship with Robert Carr .  In 1607, at a royal jousting contest, the 17-year-old Carr, the son of Sir Thomas Carr or Kerr of Ferniehirst , was knocked from a horse and broke his leg.