25 May 1553 – The Wedding of Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley

On this day in history, 25th May 1553, there were three weddings at the Dudley family’s London home, Durham Place. The brides were Jane Grey, Katherine Grey and Katherine Dudley, and the grooms were Guildford Dudley, Henry Herbert and Henry Hastings.

I won’t go into any more detail as author Susan Higginbotham has written an excellent article on the wedding over on her blog – click here to read it now. I also wrote an article on The Elizabeth Files last year, see 25 May 1553 – Lady Jane Grey Marries Guildford Dudley.

You can read more about Lady Jane Grey in the following articles:-

P.S. Susan Higginbotham’s upcoming novel Her Highness, the Traitor (due for release next week) is about the Dudleys and Greys, and it is a wonderful read. See my review click here.

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4 thoughts on “25 May 1553 – The Wedding of Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley”
  1. Thank you so much for posting about Jane’s marriage and other events in her life. I found out about Jane when I was a child, and I have been interested in her ever since.

    1. Lady Jane Grey is a very interesting character, as are her parents, her sisters and the Dudley family. Have you read the books by Eric Ives and Leanda de Lisle on Jane? They are both excellent.

  2. I believe this is probably the saddest execution of the Tudor era. This poor young woman never had a chance. I have read a few books about Lady Jane Grey, & I cried. Horribly, horribly unjustified. Incredibly heart-breaking time.

  3. It’s very hard to think ,one day your getting married and your a Queen for 9 days,and than your head is being axed off your person.Both Queen Anne and Queen Jane Grey very tragic out come for both Queens.Both very tragic but in many different ways,Queen Jane Grey was just shoved into this with out say, her mother made sure of that, a women of much greed! I don’t even think ,The Lady Jane Grey even new Dudlley before there marriage, it was aranged by the parents, her mother was a mean selfish women,poor child, poor another, Queen Jane Grey of Nine Days. Baroness

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