Biography of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588

Timeline

In 1525 John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (21) and Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland 1509-1555 were married.They had grown up together since John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (21) had become her father's ward.

On 24 Jun 1532 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 was born to John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (28) and Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland 1509-1555

On 04 Jun 1550 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (17) and Amy Robsart -1560 were married

Trial and Execution of Lady Jane Grey's Supporters

On 25 Jul 1553 John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (49), John Dudley 2nd Earl Warwick 1527-1554 (26), Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (21), Guildford Dudley 1535-1554, Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland 1526-1563 (26) and Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 (39) were imprisoned for supporting Lady Jane Grey at Beauchamp Tower, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London.

On 22 Aug 1553 John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (49) was beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London.

In 1555 Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland 1509-1555 died.

On Apr 1559 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (26) 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 -1560 died from falling down stairs at Cumnor Place, Abingdon, Berkshire.She was wife of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (28), favourite of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (27). Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (28) was with Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (27) at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire 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 1532-1588 (31) was created 1st Earl Leicester (3C 1564)

In 1571 Nicholas Hilliard 1547-1619 (24) produced "a booke of portraitures" for Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (38).

On 07 Aug 1574 Robert Dudley 1574-1649 was born illegitimately to Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (42) and Douglas Howard Baroness Sheffield 1542-1608 at Richmond Palace_Richmond_Surrey

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (43).

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (43) wearing his Garter Collar.

On 21 Sep 1578 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (46) and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (34) were married secretly much to the anguish of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (45) who developed a deep hatred of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (34).Roger North 2nd Baron North 1530-1600 was present.

In 1586 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury 1544-1632 (41) was knighted by Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (53)

In 1587 William Segar 1554-1663. Portrait of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (55).

On 04 Sep 1588 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 (56) died at Cornbury Park, Oxford, Oxfordshire.He was buried at Beauchamp Chapel, St Mary's Church, Warwick, Warwickshire

On 25 Dec 1634 Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (91) died

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Sutton

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 8 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of David I King Scotland 1084-1153

Kings Franks: Great x 12 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285

Ancestry

Father: John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 Great x 7 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandFather: Edmund Dudley 1462-1510 Great x 7 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandFather: John Dudley 1427- Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 Great x 10 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Sutton 4th Baron Sutton Dudley 1380-1406

Great x 3 GrandMother: Constance Blount Baroness Sutton Dudley 1380-1432 Great x 9 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Dudley Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Berkeley 1352-1428 Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bettershorne

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Bramshott

GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey Viscountess Lisle 1480-1525 Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle 1432-1492 Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edward Grey 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1415-1457 Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Reginald Grey 3rd Baron Grey Ruthyn 1362-1440 Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Astley Baroness Grey Ruthyn 1366-1448 Great x 8 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Ferrers 6th Baroness Ferrers Groby 1419-1483 Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Ferrers 1394-1425 Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Mowbray Baroness Berkeley 1400- Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Talbot Viscountess Lisle -1487 Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Talbot 1st Viscount Lisle 1426-1453 Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: John "Old Talbot" Talbot 1st Earl Shrewsbury, 1st Earl Waterford 1383-1453 Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Beauchamp Baroness Strange Blackmere, Baroness Talbot 1404-1468 Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Cheddar Viscountess Lisle 1425-

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Cheddar

Mother: Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland 1509-1555 Great x 8 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandFather: Edward Guildford 1474-1534

Great GrandFather: Richard Guildford 1450-1506

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Guildford 1430-1493

Great GrandMother: Ann Pympe

GrandMother: Eleanor West 1481- Great x 7 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West 1457-1525 Great x 7 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard West 7th Baron De La Warr, 4th Baron West 1430-1476 Great x 6 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Reginald West 6th Baron De La Warr, 3rd Baron West 1395-1450 Great x 5 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

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 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford 1400-1459 Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Botreaux 1st Baroness Hungerford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Mortimer Baroness Saye and Sele, Baroness De La Warr, Baroness West 1462-1502 Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Hugh Mortimer 1429-1460

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Mortimer -1415

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Cornwall 1428-1519 Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Cornwall 1382-1435 Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Barre -1468 Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307