Editors. "Robert Earl of Essex is sent to France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Robert Earl of Essex is sent to France (55 words)
Historical Context Note
Elizabeth I sends an army to France, under the command of Robert Earl of Essex, to support Henry IV in his attempt to besiege Rouen. Having been declared the heir to the throne by Henry III on his deathbed in 1589, the Protestant Henry of Navarre is now battling against his staunch opponents, the Catholic League.15429 Robert Earl of Essex is sent to France 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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