Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester Timeline

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  • c. 1532 - 1588
  • 1550
    Robert Dudley marries Amy Robsart.
  • 1559
    Robert Dudley is appointed Master of the Horse by Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1560
    Rumours begin that Elizabeth I of England is in a relationship with Robert Dudley.
  • 8 Sep 1560
    Robert Dudley’s wife Amy Robsart is found dead lying at the bottom of a flight of stairs.
  • Oct 1562
    Robert Dudley is made a member of the Privy Council of Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1564
    Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester is made chancellor of Oxford University.
  • 28 Sep 1564
    Robert Dudley is made the 1st Earl of Leicester by Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1585
    Rober Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester leads an expeditionary force to help Protestant rebels in the Netherlands.
  • 1587
    Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester returns to the Netherlands to assist Protestant rebels there.
  • Sep 1588
    Death of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, from illness.