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Guildford Dudley (1535 - 1554)

Guildford "Guilford" Dudley
Born in Northumberland, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 25 May 1553 in Durham House, London, Englandmap
Died in Tower Green, Tower of London, London, Englandmap
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Guildford Dudley was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

Biography

Guilford Dudley (1536 - 12 Feb 1554)

Guilford was the son of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Power-hungry and eager to sustain the cause of the Protestants, his father locked him into an unlucky marriage with Jane Grey, the nine days queen. Mary I imprisoned the young couple in the Tower and had them beheaded on the same day[1]. Northumberland was arrested and beheaded after his army was defeated.[2]

Ironically, Guilford's brother, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester became Queen Elizabeth I's favorite.[2]

Sources

  1. 12 Feb 1554
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ashley, Mike (2008). A Brief History of British Kings & Queens. Philadelphia: Running Press Book Publishers. Print.
  • Wikipedia
  • Thepeerage.com Lord Guilford Dudley Cites: Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003.


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