Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester He was the favorite and close friend of Queen Elizabeth I. He was also her suitor for many years. Born: 24 June 1532 Died: 4 September 1588 (aged Cornbury, Oxfordshire Buried: Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick
Quartered arms of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester the favourite and close friend of Elizabeth I from her first year on the throne until his death. The Queen giving him reason to hope, he was a suitor for her hand for many years.