13 November 1553 – The Trial of Lady Jane Grey, Archbishop Cranmer and Ambrose, Guildford and Henry Dudley

| November 13, 2014

13 November 1553 – The Trial of Lady Jane Grey, Archbishop Cranmer and Ambrose, Guildford and Henry Dudley

On 13th November 1553, 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 led from the Tower of London, through the streets on foot, in a procession led by a man carrying an axe turned […]

Remembering Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley – 12 February 1554

| February 12, 2014

Remembering Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley – 12 February 1554

On 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 sixteen years old and Guildford was around 18/19 years old. You can read all about their executions in my previous posts: […]

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

| May 25, 2013

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

On 25th1 May 1553 a triple wedding took place at Durham Place, the London home of the Dudley family: Guildford Dudley, son of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, married Lady Jane Grey, daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, and Frances Brandon. Katherine Dudley, the 12 year-old sister of Guildford, married Lord Henry Herbert, son […]

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

| February 12, 2013

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

On this day in history, 12th February 1554, Lady Jane Grey and her husband, Guildford Dudley, were beheaded in London; Guildford on Tower Hill and Jane within the walls of the Tower of London. Chronicler and printer Richard Grafton recorded their executions (tip: ‘v’s and ‘u’s are interchangeable in primary sources like this): “The. xij. […]

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

| May 25, 2012

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 […]

The Executions of Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley

| February 12, 2012

The Executions of Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley

At 10am on the 12th February 1554, Guildford Dudley was led out of the Tower of London and up onto Tower Hill where he was executed by beheading. Guildford’s wife, Lady Jane Grey, watched from her window as she waited for her turn. As she was led out of the Tower to be taken to […]

The Trial of Lady Jane Grey – 13th November 1553

| November 13, 2011

The Trial of Lady Jane Grey – 13th November 1553

On this day in history, 13th November 1553, 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 led from the Tower of London, through the streets on foot, in a procession led by a man […]

10 July 1553 – Lady Jane Grey Proclaimed Queen

| July 10, 2011

10 July 1553 – Lady Jane Grey Proclaimed Queen

On the afternoon of Monday 10th July 1553, Lady Jane Grey, her husband, Guildford Dudley, her parents and Guildford’s mother arrived by barge at the Tower of London, having travelled from Syon. They were greeted there by Guildford’s father, John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, and other councillors, before they made their way through the Tower […]