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ELIZABETH SYDENHAM (c.1562-June 9, 1598) She married first, on about February 9, 1585, Sir Francis Drake of Buckland Abbey and Yelverhampton, Devon (c.1540-January 28, 1595/6). Drake was already a hero from his voyage around the world (1577-80). He spent most of their marriage at sea and died aboard his ship in the harbor at Porto Bello and was buried at sea.

Sir Francis Drake (1541 or 1542) in England. Among many of his achievements he is perhaps remembered best for his involvement in the Spanish Armada and circumnavigating the globe on his famous World Voyage. Sir Francis Drake died of dysentery at 55. The next day he was buried at sea in a lead coffin off Puerto Bello to the sound of trumpets and cannons.

Queen Elizabeth I 1530-1603 knighting Francis Drake 1540-96 from Illustrations of English and Scottish History Volume I

Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, son of Lettice Knollys, great-grandson of Mary Boleyn Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (10 November 1565[1] – 25 February 1601), is the best-known of the many holders of the title "Earl of Essex." He was a military hero and royal favourite of Elizabeth I, but following a poor campaign against Irish rebels during the Nine Years' War in 1599, he failed in a coup d'état against the queen and was executed for treason.

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (10 November 1565 – 25 February 1601), is the best-known of the many holders of the title "Earl of Essex." He was a military hero and royal favourite of Elizabeth I, but following a poor campaign against Irish rebels during the Nine Years' War in 1599, he failed in a coup d'état against the queen and was executed for treason. Great-grandson of Mary Boleyn.