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

| May 25, 2018

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

On this day in history, 25th May 1553, Lady Jane Grey, daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, and his wife, Frances Brandon, married Lord Guildford Dudley, at Durham Place, the London residence of Guildford’s father, John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. It wasn’t the only wedding to take place that day at Durham Place. Jane’s […]

13 November 1553 – A former queen condemned to death

| November 13, 2017

On this day in history, 13th November 1553, Lady Jane Grey (former Queen Jane), her husband Lord Guildford Dudley, his brothers Ambrose and Henry, and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, were tried for treason in a public trial at Guildhall in London. They were all found guilty and were condemned to death, the men being […]

60 second history – Guildford Dudley

| September 28, 2017

60 second history – Guildford Dudley

Today’s 60-second history video is on Lord Guildford Dudley, consort of Lady Jane Grey, or Queen Jane. As I’ve explained before, the idea of this 60-second history series is to give information about Tudor history in easy-to-digest 60-second chunks. Die-hard Tudor history fans don’t, of course, need these videos, but I hope they act as […]

12 February 1554 – Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley are executed

| February 12, 2017

On this day in history, 12th February 1554, Lady Jane Grey and her husband, Guildford Dudley, were executed. Guildford was beheaded on Tower Hill and Jane was beheaded withing the walls of the Tower of London. Jane was just sixteen years old and Guildford was around 18/19 years old. Here are links to read more […]

25 May 1553 – Lady Jane Grey gets married

| May 25, 2016

25 May 1553 – Lady Jane Grey gets married

On this day in 1553,1 a triple wedding took place at Durham House, the London residence of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Lady Jane Grey married Guildford Dudley, one of the Duke’s sons, her sister Lady Katherine Grey married Lord Henry Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke, and Guildford’s sister, twelve year-old Lady Catherine […]

12 February 1554 – The end of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

| February 12, 2016

12 February 1554 – The end of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

. On this day in history in the reign of Queen Mary I, 12th February 1554, Lady Jane Grey and her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, were executed for treason: Guildford on Tower Hill and Jane at the Tower of London. Jane and Guildford had been found guilty of treason, along with Guildford’s brothers Ambrose and […]

13 November 1553 – Lady Jane Grey’s Trial at Guildhall

| November 13, 2015

13 November 1553 – Lady Jane Grey’s Trial at Guildhall

On this day in history, 13th November 1553, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Lady Jane Grey, her husband Guildford Dudley, his brothers Ambrose and Henry, and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer were tried for treason at a public trial at London’s Guildhall. They were all found guilty as charged, with the men being sentenced to […]

12 February 1554 – The Executions of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

| February 12, 2015

12 February 1554 – The Executions of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

On this day in history, 12th February 1554, Lord Guildford Dudley was beheaded on Tower Hill and his wife Lady Jane Grey, formerly Queen Jane, was beheaded at the Tower of London. The teenage couple died with dignity and courage, sticking to their Protestant faith right to the end. They were laid to rest in […]