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Guildford Dudley
Birth: 1536
Death: Feb. 12, 1554
Tower Hamlets
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Greater London, England

English Nobility. The Duke of Clarence, he was the son of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland and Jane Guildford. As a pawn in his father's schemes, he was wed to Lady Jane Grey on May 25, 1553. At the death of Edward VI, Jane was named Queen. She created Guildford as Duke of Clarence, believing he had no right to the title of King. They reigned for nine days. Guildford Dudley and Jane were taken into custody by Princess Mary's forces in 1553, and imprisoned in the Tower of London. They were tried and found guilty of treason. He was beheaded on February 12, 1554, while his wife watched from her window. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Dudley (1502 - 1553)
  Jane Guilford Dudley (1509 - 1555)
 
 Spouse:
  Jane Grey (1537 - 1554)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ambrose Dudley (1528 - 1590)*
  Robert Dudley (1533 - 1588)*
  Guildford Dudley (1536 - 1554)
  Katherine Dudley Hastings (1538 - 1620)*
  Mary Dudley Sydney (1540 - 1586)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Greater London, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
Record added: Sep 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7870824
Guildford Dudley
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Guildford Dudley
Added by: Kristen Conrad
 
Guildford Dudley
Added by: Kristen Conrad
 
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- N Bond
 Added: Feb. 13, 2016
May you and the love of our life Lady Jane be enjoying every day you are together in Paradise -- you were betrayed by your Father and died way too young for reasons that were strictly political - RIP ...
- j1949w
 Added: Jan. 29, 2016

- Lღve Fღrever
 Added: Dec. 30, 2015
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