||Charles Blount born
||Penelope Deveroux born
||Dorothy Deveroux born
||Robert Deveroux born
||Penelope Deveroux marries Robert, Lord Rich
||Charles Blount first visits court
||It is related that, at about the age twenty, he went to Whitehall to
see the Queen at dinner. The Queen saw him, and he was apparently worth
seeing at the time, though his portrait in his prime does not make him
appear strikingly handsome. He was, we are told, tall, with brown hair,
"a sweet face, a most neat composure". Another writer describes his eyes
as "great, black, and lovely". The queen asked who he was and was told
that he was brother to William, Lord Mountjoy. Charles realized that she
was talking about him, and blushed. He could not better have furthered
his career. A blush upon a face so young and charming, a blush caused by
her own gaze, was attractive to Queen Elizabeth. She called him up, held
out to him her hand to kiss, gave him gracious words, and told him that
she had at once seen noble blood in him. Perhaps it was the blood which
had flooded his cheeks. "Fail you not to come to Court", said she, "and
I will bethink myself how to do you good".
||Charles Blount was hit in the thigh by a chainshot as part of Norris'
attack of a Spanish fort on the Lower Rhine.
|7 Dec 1587
||Charles Blount was knighted by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, at
his embarking at Flushing.
||Served on the flagship, the Rainbow, under Lord Henry Semour.
||James Blount dies
|26 Jan 1594
||Sir Charles Blount was granted by patent the office of Captain of the
Town and Island of Portsmouth in succession to the Earl of Sussex
|27 Jun 1594
||William Blount dies
||Charles Blount becomes the 8th Baron Mountjoy
||Penelope gives birth to first of five children.
|23 Apr 1597
||Knight of the Garter. Installed May 24. In place of Arthur Grey, 14th
lord Grey de Wilton who died 14 Oct 1593.
|21 Jan 1600
||Lord Deputy of Ireland
|24 Dec 1601
||Victory at Kinsale
||In December 1601 Tyrone summoned one of the largest rebel army ever
known in Ireland, marched upon Kinsale, where 4,000 Spaniards, lately landed
in his behalf, were besieged by Mountjoy. On December 24, 1601 a battle
was fought and a decisive victory gained by the English. The Spaniards
capitulated, surrendered all the places they held, and left the country.
|24 Mar 1603
||Queen Elizabeth died
|30 Mar 1603
||Hugh O'Neill surrenders
||His letter of submission
|21 Jul 1603
||King James made him the Earl of Devon
|26 Dec 1605
||Charles and Penelope wed at Wanstead, in Essex, the ceremony being
performed by his chaplain, William Laud, afterwards archbishop of Canterbury.
|3 Apr 1606
||Charles Blount died
|2 May 1606
||Charles Blount buried
||In St. Paul's chapel of Westminster Abbey
||Penelope Deveroux died