in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Travel and Holiday; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History. 3774 words.
Devereux, Walter, first earl of Essex (1539–1576), nobleman and adventurer, was born on 16 September 1539 at Chartley, Staffordshire, the eldest son of Sir Richard Devereux and his wife,...