Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, KG, PC (24 June 1532 – 4 September 1588) was an English statesman and the favourite of Elizabeth I from her accession until his death. He was a suitor for the Queen's hand for many years.
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, KG, PC (/ ˈ d ɛ v ə ˌ r uː /; 10 November 1565 – 25 February 1601) was an English nobleman and a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599.
Isabel no solo nombró a Ambrose Dudley, hermano de Gildfor, Conde de Warwick, sino que además le concedió el castillo. Ambrose murió en 1540 sin herederos, y la propiedad volvió a la corona. En 1604, Jacobo I regaló el castillo, por entonces en ruinas, a Sir Fulke Greville , el título de Conde de Warwick, sim embargo fue concedido a Lord Rich en 1618 y permaneció en su familia hasta 1759.
Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, KG PC FRS (5 December 1661 – 21 May 1724) was an English and later British statesman of the late Stuart and early Georgian periods. He began his career as a Whig , before defecting to a new Tory ministry.
Career. He was educated at Shrewsbury and Christ Church, Oxford, afterwards travelling on the Continent for some years between 1578 and 1583. In 1585 he was elected member of parliament for Glamorganshire; and in the same year he went with his elder brother, Sir Philip Sidney to the Netherlands, where he served in the war against Spain under Robert Dudley.
Disputó a Robert Devereux, II conde de Essex y a Robert Dudley, conde de Leicester el amor de la reina Isabel. Organizó la expedición al territorio de Trinidad y la actual Guayana venezolana en busca del mítico reino de El Dorado, desafiando la soberanía española y portuguesa en el Nuevo Mundo.
Robert Spencer was born in Paris in 1641. His father was Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland, who was killed at the First Battle of Newbury, and his mother was the Lady Dorothy Sidney, daughter of Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester. At the age of three he inherited his father's dignities, becoming Baron of Wormleighton and Earl of Sunderland.