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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. Queen Elizabeth, Marry Jane, Jane Gray, Old Lady, John Dudley, Sons, Lady Jane Grey, The Queen, Northumberland Penshurst
21 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 of the Earl of Pembroke Lady Katherine Grey, sister of Jane, married Lord Henry Hastings.
This portrait, once believed to be of Jane Grey, but now it is thought to be of Catherine Parr, shows the beauty of Tudor fashion. Magnificent!
Lady Jane Grey, Queen for 9 days. According to Edward VI's last will, she was due tosucced him on the throne, even though she didn't want to, believing that Mary, daughter of Henry the VIII, had more right. Mary was acclaimed queen in stead of her, and had her imprisoned and executed.
Miniature of Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554). Her married name was Jane Dudley, and she's also known as The Nine Days' Queen. An English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England from 10 July until 19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed. The great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his younger daughter Mary, Jane was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI.