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25 May 1553 – Lady Jane Grey Marries Guildford Dudley

| May 25, 2011

On this day in history, 25th May 15531, a triple wedding took place at Durham House, the London residence of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Lady Jane Grey married Guildford Dudley, one of the Duke’s sons, her sister Lady Katherine Grey married Lord Henry Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke, and Guildford’s sister, 12 […]

19 May 1554 – Elizabeth Released from the Tower of London

| May 19, 2011

On this day in history, 19th May 1554, the 18th anniversary of her mother Anne Boleyn’s execution at the Tower of London, Elizabeth was released from her prison in the Tower of London and placed under house arrest. She had been a prisoner there since 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, after her half-sister, Queen Mary […]

8 May 1559 – Act of Uniformity

| May 8, 2011

Apologies for not writing much on here at the moment, I’m rather caught up with the countdown to the execution of Elizabeth I’s mother, Anne Boleyn, on 19th May 1536 over at The Anne Boleyn Files and also preparing for the upcoming Executed Queens Tour.   Anyway, on the 8th May 1559, Queen Elizabeth I […]