Chapter 10. John Dudley: The Career

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch10

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) John Dudley: The Career, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • John Dudley, duke of Northumberland - the career;
  • decoding duke's character, actions and motives - understanding mystery of 1553 and Jane Grey's fate;
  • Dudley's notable exploits - the defence of the Chasteau Blanche;
  • problem of piracy - giving way to growing probability of war with France;
  • biggest military action, which Dudley took part in - after peace with France under the new young king;
  • John Dudley's, next military responsibility - an anticlimax;
  • Dudley's military efficiency - competent director credited with creation of ‘Council for Marine Causes’;
  • Dudley, starting as son of a traitor and achieving an earldom - unique in Tudor England;
  • John Dudley having a powerful presence - is beyond question;
  • Jane Grey saying, his ‘fatal course could not have long continued’