Lady Arbella Stuart entry: Overview screen.
8 February 1588
LAS wrote her earliest extant letter, to her "Good Lady Grandmother" Bess of Hardwick
By early May 1611
The latest surviving letter-writing by LAS consists of several overlapping drafts of a petition she addressed to James I
, begging him not to believe malicious rumours against her.
25 September 1615
LAS died a prisoner in the Tower of London
; a postmortem found she died of malnutrition (self-induced) and liver failure.