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    • Wendy Fortune

      John Dudley 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504-1553) Convicted of treason and executed August 22, 1553

    • Diana Butcher

      John Dudley - Duke of Northumberland - For a very short time the father-in-law of Lady Jane Grey, the nine-days Queen of England. He was executed when Mary took the throne. His son Guilford married Jane and his second son Robert was the beloved favorite of Queen Elizabeth I.

    • YouniquelyPam

      John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Father of Guildford Dudley, who he arranged to marry Jane Grey. He was a plotter to prevent Mary I from taking the throne, but his scheme to place Jane and Guildford as monarchs ended in him losing his life, as well as the lives of his son Dudley and daughter-in-law Jane.

    • Bron Larner

      John Dudley, Ist Baron of Northumberland, was executed in 1533. Inventories are fascinating things.

    • Natalie Steffy

      John Dudley, Ist Duke of Northumberland, together with William Pembroke, 1st Earl of Pembroke arranged the political match of their children in a plan to secure the succession of Lady Jane Grey and to graft their lineage onto the throne of England. Guildford Dudley married the Lady Jane Grey and Henry Herbert married the 13 year old Lady Catherine Grey on the 25th of May 1553. For Lady Jane and Guilford the plan ended in their execution along with John Dudley. The Pembokes were pardoned.

    • Rebecca Houck

      John Dudley !st Baron of Northumberland

    • Khandace Collins

      -John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland

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