Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fact of the Day: King Dudley

When King Edward VI died, he named his cousin Lady Jane Grey as his true successor, passing over his sisters Mary Tudor and Elizabeth Tudor. While Mary did take the throne as Mary I, Lady Jane Grey held the power of queen for a short time. Her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley wanted to be officially King of England as a result. Queen Mary I had them both executed not long after she took power.  

5 comments:

  1. One way to stop them from taking over

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  2. That is one way to solve the problem. Have a good day.

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  3. And Bloody Mary didn't stop there!

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  4. Being close to the English throne was a dangerous proposition.

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