1550-1558 Edward VI's Death, Lady Jane Grey and Queen Mary

Edward VI's 16th Birthday

11 Oct 1551 , the day before his fourteenth birthday, King Edward VI (13) celebrated at Hampton Court Palace_Richmond_Surrey by rewarding his guardians; it may have been a case of his guardians rewading themselves.
John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (47), leader of the Council, was created 1st Duke Northumberland (1C 1551)
His son Henry Dudley 1517-1568 was knighted.
Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (34) was created 1st Duke Suffolk (3C 1551) for having married King Edward VI's (13) first cousin Frances Brandon Marchioness Dorset 1517-1559.
William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572, Master of the Kings Wards, was created 1st Marquess Winchester. His wife Elizabeth Capell Marchioness Winchester -1558 by marriage Marchioness Winchester.
William Herbert (50), his guardian, was created 1st Earl Pembroke (10C 1551). His wife Anne Parr Countess Pembroke 1515-1552 (36) by marriage Countess Pembroke (10C 1551).
The King's (13) uncle Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (51) attended.

On 16 Oct 1551 the King's uncle Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (51) was arrested for having conspired to commit murder at the banquet. He was acquitted of treason, but convicted of felony for raising a contingent of armed men without a licence. He was executed three months later.

Edward Seymour's Execution

On 22 Jan 1552 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (52) was beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London. He was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London. . His nephew King Edward VI (14) noted in his diary . . . "the duke of Somerset had his head cut off upon Tower Hill between eight and nine o'clock in the morning".
On 26 Feb 1552 Thomas Arundell of Wardour Castle 1502-1552 and Michael Stanhope 1507-1552 were beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London for plotting to assassinate John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (48). Both men protested their innocence to the end.
Thomas Arundell of Wardour Castle 1502-1552 was was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London.

Plot to Murder John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland

My Device for the Succession

On 15 Jun 1553 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (32) signed My Device for the Succession

Death of Edward VI

On 06 Jul 1553 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (15) died at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.

Funeral of Mary Tudor

On 21 Jul 1533 Mary Tudor Queen Consort France 1496-1533 was buried at Bury St Edmund's Abbey, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk 1519-1580 (14) chief mourner.

Arrival of Queen Mary I in London

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 18 Aug 1553 John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (49) and John Dudley 2nd Earl Warwick 1527-1554 (26) were tried at Westminster Hall, Westminster Palace, Westminster.

On 19 Aug 1553 Andrew Dudley 1507-1559 was tried at Westminster Hall, Westminster Palace, Westminster.

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

Coronation of Mary I

Wyatt's Rebellion

In 1544 Wyatt's Rebellion was a popular uprising against the marriage of Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (28) and Philip "The Prudent" II King Spain 1527-1598 (17) led by Thomas Wyatt 1521-1554 (23). William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham 1527-1597 (16) sided with the rebels. John Brydges 1st Baron Chandos 1492-1557 suppressed the rebellion.

In Jan 1554 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (20) was interrogated.

On 23 Feb 1554 Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (36) was beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London.

On 18 Mar 1554 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (20) was imprisoned in the Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London.

On 11 Apr 1554 Thomas Wyatt 1521-1554 (33) was beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London.

On 22 May 1554 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (20) was imprisoned at Woodstock Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Execution of Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley

On 12 Feb 1554 Lady Jane Grey (18) was beheaded at Tower Green by order of Queen Elizabeth I (20). She was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London
Guildford Dudley 1535-1554 was beheaded at Tower Hill.

Marriage of Queen Mary with Philip II of Spain

On 25 Jul 1554 Prince Philip of Spain (27) and Queen Mary (38) were married at Winchester Cathedral. John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 bore the queen's train.
Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (16) took part in the Bridal Procession.

Battle of St Quentin

On 10 Aug 1557 Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland 1526-1563 (30) fought being Captain-General of the cavalry at St Quentin during the Battle of St Quentin.

On 27 Aug 1557 Henry Dudley -1557 was killed at the Battle of St Quentin. (Note the battle took placed on 10 Aug 1557. )

Death of Mary I

On 17 Nov 1558 Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (42) died at St James' Palace, St James', Westminster. William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham 1527-1597 (31) was deputed with informing Philip "The Prudent" II King Spain 1527-1598 (31).

Second Act of Supremacy

After 17 Nov 1558 the Second Act of Supremacy re-instated Elizabeth, and her heirs, as Supreme Head of the Church of England (after had rescinded the original act of her father of 1553).