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. Jane Gray, The Queens, England Royal, Old Lady, John Dudley, Married Jane, Northumberland Penshurst, Lady Jane Grey Dudley, Queens Elizabeth
Miniature of Lady Jane Grey
Detail of a miniature 'of a lady called Lady Jane Grey
Lord Guildford Dudley, whose arranged marriage with Lady Jane Grey meant his downfall. They were placed on the throne (due to Jane being in the line of succession) in order to prevent the Catholic Mary I from being crowned. After reigning for 9 days, he and Jane lost their heads at Tower of London. He was only 19.
Lady Jane Grey - Houghton portrait
Lady Jane Grey's prayerbook with her last lines to her father; she signed herself "Jane Duddley". Article by Christine Hartweg on Jane and Guildford Dudley,"Loving of My Husband" on All Things Robert Dudley: allthingsrobertdu...