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John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland 1504-1553

David Loades


This book reconstructs the personal and political life of John Dudley (1504–1553), Viscount Lisle, Earl of Warwick, and Duke of Northumberland. For three and a half years (1549–1553) as Lord President of the Council, he was leader of Edward VI's minority government. His involvement in the notorious attempt to frustrate Mary's claim to the throne in favour of his daughter-in-law, Jane Grey, contributed substantially to the evil reputation which clung to him both at the time and since. He is conventionally portrayed as an ambitious, unscrupulous man, who embraced and renounced the Reformation to ... More

Keywords: John Dudley, Edward VI, Jane Grey, Edmund Dudley, Mary, English Crown, Viscount Lisle, Earl of Warwick, Duke of Northumberland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201939
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Loades, author
University of Wales, Bangor