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The Idiot Brigade - The Armchair Anglophile
If I had to guess, I’d say this probably wasn’t a favorite day in Queen Elizabeth I’s calendar. First, in 1587 she had her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, put to death, and then 14 years later one of her favorites, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, led a rebellion against her. Luckily for her, he was an idiot and promptly got his ass kicked. …