Dudley Family

A Triple Wedding at Durham Place: May 1553

Henry Hastings, Earl of Huntingdon On May 25, 1553–not May 21, as is often reported–a triple wedding took place at Durham Place, the Duke of Northumberland’s London house. The couples were Guildford Dudley and Jane Grey, Henry Herbert and Katherine Grey, and Henry Hastings and Katherine Dudley.  (Note the profusion of Henrys and Katherines and …

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Buttons and Books: Some Goods of John Dudley, Viscount Lisle (d. 1554)

While looking for something else over the weekend, I stumbled upon these excerpts from an inventory of the goods of John Dudley, Viscount Lisle,  later Earl of Warwick. John was the oldest surviving son of John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, who became the Duke of Northumberland in 1551. In 1871, Henry Thomas Riley published excerpts from …

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From Hearsay to History: The Fate of Edward VI’s Body

On August 16, 1553, John Burcher, a cloth merchant living in Strasburgh, wrote to Heinrich Bullinger of the recent events in England, which of course included the recent death of Edward VI, the brief reign of Jane Grey, and the triumph of Mary I. Burcher wrote: That monster of a man, the duke of Northumberland, has been …

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