Person:Guilford Dudley (1)

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Lord Guilford Dudley
b.1536
d.12 Feb 1554
  1. Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick1528 - 1590
  2. Lady Mary Dudley1531 - 1586
  3. Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester1532 - 1588
  4. John Dudley, 2nd Earl of Warwickbef 1534 - 1554
  5. Lord Guilford Dudley1536 - 1554
  6. Katherine Dudleybet 1538 and 1545 - 1620
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Name Lord Guilford Dudley
Gender Male
Birth? 1536
Death? 12 Feb 1554


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Lord Guildford Dudley (also spelt Guilford) (c. 1535 – 12 February 1554) was the husband of Lady Jane Grey who, declared as his heir by King Edward VI, occupied the English throne from 6/10 July till 19 July 1553. Guildford Dudley enjoyed a humanist education and was married to Jane in a magnificent celebration about six weeks before the King's death. After Guildford's father, the Duke of Northumberland, had engineered Jane's accession, Jane and Guildford spent her brief rule residing in the Tower of London. They were still in the Tower when their regime collapsed and remained there, in different quarters, as prisoners. They were condemned to death for high treason in November 1553. Queen Mary I was inclined to spare their lives, but Thomas Wyatt's rebellion against her plans to marry Philip of Spain led to the young couple's execution, a measure that was widely seen as unduly harsh.

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References
  1.   Lord Guilford Dudley, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Lord Guilford Dudley, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.