Biography of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester

Timeline

On 24 Jun 1532 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester was born to John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland and Jane Guildford.

On 04 Jun 1550 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester and Amy Robsart were married.

Trial and Execution of Lady Jane Grey's Supporters

On 25 Jul 1553 John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland, John Dudley 2nd Earl Warwick, Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester, Guildford Dudley, Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland and Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon were imprisoned for supporting Lady Jane Grey at Beauchamp Tower. .

On Apr 1559 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester was appointed 342nd Knight Garter: Elizabeth I.

Death of Amy Robsart wife of Robert Dudley

On 08 Sep 1560 , the day of the Abingdon Fair, Amy Robsart died from falling down stairs at Cumnor Place. She was wife of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester, favourite of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland. Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester was with Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland at Windsor Castle at the time. Foul play was suspected but not proven. The event was regarded as suspicious by many. The Queen's reputation being tarnished she could not risk a marriage with Dudley. .

In 1564 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester was created 1st Countess Leicester (3C 1564).

In 1571 Nicholas Hilliard produced "a booke of portraitures" for Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester.

On 07 Aug 1574 Robert Dudley was born to Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester and Douglas Howard Baroness Sheffield at Richmond Palace.

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester.

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588.

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester wearing his Garter Collar.

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 wearing his Garter Collar.

On 21 Sep 1578 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex were married secretly much to the anguish of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland who developed a deep hatred of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex. Roger North 2nd Baron North was present.

In 1586 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury was knighted by Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester.

In 1587 William Segar. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester.

In 1587 William Segar 1554-1663. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588.

On 04 Sep 1588 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester died at Cornbury Park.

After 04 Sep 1588 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester was buried at Beauchamp Chapel.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Sutton including Dudley

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 8 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 12 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France

Ancestry

Father: John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland Great x 7 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

GrandFather: Edmund Dudley Great x 7 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: John Dudley Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley Great x 10 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Sutton 4th Baron Sutton Dudley

Great x 3 GrandMother: Constance Blount Baroness Sutton Dudley Great x 9 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Dudley Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Berkeley Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bettershorne

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Bramshott

GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey Viscountess Lisle Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edward Grey 6th Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Reginald Grey 3rd Baron Grey Ruthyn Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Astley Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Ferrers 6th Baroness Ferrers Groby Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Ferrers Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Mowbray Baroness Berkeley Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Talbot Viscountess Lisle Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Talbot 1st Viscount Lisle Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John "Old Talbot" Talbot 1st Earl Shrewsbury, 1st Earl Waterford Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Beauchamp Baroness Strange Blackmere, Baroness Talbot Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Cheddar Viscountess Lisle

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Cheddar

Mother: Jane Guildford Great x 9 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandFather: Edward Guildford

Great GrandFather: Richard Guildford

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Guildford

Great GrandMother: Ann Pympe

GrandMother: Eleanor West Great x 8 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great GrandFather: Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West Great x 7 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard West 7th Baron De La Warr, 4th Baron West Great x 6 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Reginald West 6th Baron De La Warr, 3rd Baron West Great x 5 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Thorley Baroness De La Warr, Baroness West

Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Hungerford Baroness De La Warr, Baroness West Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Botreaux 1st Baroness Hungerford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Mortimer Baroness Saye and Sele, Baroness De La Warr, Baroness West