Second Desmond Rebellion

25 Aug 1580 Battle of Glenmalure

On 25 Aug 1580 the Irsh forces ambushed the forces of Arthur Grey 14th Baron Grey Wilton (44) at the Battle of Glenmalure fought at Glenmalure. Around 800 English soldiers, including, Peter Carew were killed.

Nov 1580 Siege of Smerwick

On Nov 1580 Edward Denny (33) led a company at Smerwick during the Siege of Smerwick

On Nov 1580 Arthur Grey 14th Baron Grey Wilton (44) laid siege to the Smerwick garrison. at Smerwick during the Siege of Smerwick

c Jul 1586 Babington Plot

Around Jul 1586 Christopher Wray (62) passed sentence of death on those implicated in the Babington Plot.

On 06 Jul 1586 Anthony Babington (24) wrote to Mary "Queen of Scots" I King Scotland (43) , telling her that he and a group of friends were planning to assassinate Elizabeth I King England and Ireland (52) . [Babington Plot]

On 04 Aug 1586 John Ballard arrested and under torture he confessed and implicated Anthony Babington (24) in the Babington Plot.

On 20 Sep 1586 Anthony Babington (24) , John Ballard, Henry Donn, Thomas Salusbury and Chideock Tichbourne were hanged, drawn and quartered at St Giles' Field for their involvement in the Babington Plot.

On 21 Sep 1586 Robert Gage was executed for his involvement in the Babington Plot.

22 Sep 1586 Battle of Zutphen

On 22 Sep 1586 at the Battle of Zutphen Philip Sidney (31) was wounded. Robert Sidney 1st Earl Leicester (22) fought

14 Oct 1586 Trial of Mary Queen of Scots (Presence Chamber)

On 25 Oct 1584 Mary "Queen of Scots" I King Scotland (41) was convicted and sentenced to death. Only Edward Zouche 11th Baron Zouche Harringworth (28) offered any dissent against the judgement. [Trial of Mary Queen of Scots]

On 14 Oct 1586 Henry Compton 1st Baron Compton (42) , Lewis Mordaunt 3rd Baron Mordaunt (48) , Henry Wentworth 3rd Baron Wentworth (28) , Christopher Wray (62) , John Stourton 9th Baron Stourton and Edward Zouche 11th Baron Zouche Harringworth (30) sat in judgement at Presence Chamber [Trial of Mary Queen of Scots]

On 14 Oct 1586 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague (57) , George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland (28) , Henry Clinton 2nd Earl Lincoln (47) , Henry Grey Earl Kent (45) , Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland (37) , Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby (55) , Ambrose Dudley 3rd Earl Warwick (56) , George Talbot Earl Shrewsbury, Earl Waterford (58) , Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford (36) , William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester (60) , William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley (66) , Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke (48) and Thomas Bromley Lord Chancellor were present on the side of the Presence Chamber [Trial of Mary Queen of Scots]

On 14 Oct 1586 John St John 2nd Baron St John Bletso was present on the left side of the Presence Chamber [Trial of Mary Queen of Scots]

Feb 1587 Execution of Mary Queen of Scots (Great Hall)

On 08 Feb 1587 Mary "Queen of Scots" I King Scotland (44) was beheaded at Great Hall. George Talbot Earl Shrewsbury, Earl Waterford (59) , Henry Grey Earl Kent (46) and Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton (13) witnessed. [Execution of Mary Queen of Scots]

Jul 1588 Spanish Armada

On 26 Jul 1588 Roger Townshend (44) was knighted during the Spanish Armada

1589 Trial of Philip Earl of Arundel

In 1589 Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby (57) was present during the Trial of Philip Earl of Arundel

On 18 Apr 1589 Philip Howard 20th Earl Arundel (31) was tried for high treason. during the Trial of Philip Earl of Arundel

On 18 Apr 1589 Christopher Wray (65) acted as judge during the Trial of Philip Earl of Arundel

Aug 1591 Elizabeth I's visit to Cowdray House

On Aug 1591 George Browne was knighted at Cowdray House during the Elizabeth I's visit to Cowdray House

On Aug 1591 Henry Browne organised the hunting at Cowdray House during the Elizabeth I's visit to Cowdray House

03 Oct 1594 Battle of Glenlivet

03 Oct 1594 Battle of Glenlivet: Scottish Protestants

On 03 Oct 1594 Archibald Campbell 7th Earl Argyll commanded at Glenlivet during the Battle of Glenlivet: Scottish Protestants

03 Oct 1594 Battle of Glenlivet: Scottish Catholics

25 Jun 1596 Cadiz Expedition

23 Jul 1596 Death of Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon (Somerset House)

On 23 Jul 1596 Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon (70) died at Somerset House during the Death of Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon

On 23 Jul 1596 Elizabeth I King England and Ireland (62) was present at Somerset House during the Death of Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon

Nov 1597 Battle of Carrickfergus

On Nov 1597 John Chichester was beheaded by Randal "Arranach" Macdonnell 1st Earl Antrim at Carrickfergus during the Battle of Carrickfergus