On this day in Tudor history, 3rd December 1600, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Roger North, 2nd Baron North, died at his London home.
The sixty-nine-year-old peer and politician had been a good friend of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. North had accompanied Leicester on trips, he'd witnessed the earl's secret marriage and had served with him in the Netherlands. It was even said that he'd converted Leicester to Puritanism.
Baron North was also close to Queen Elizabeth I, serving her as privy councillor and Treasurer of the Household.
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Thank you! Sir Roger North is my 15th great-grandfather and this was the most comprehensive story I could find on him. It has been said that he gifted Queen Elizabeth a piece of jewelry. I’d love to know what he gave her.