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Guildford Dudley’s Looks

Every Tudor enthusiast knows that Guildford Dudley, Lady Jane Grey’s equally short-lived husband, was blond. This “fact” comes from a supposed eyewitness description of Jane’s solemn entry into the Tower of London, printed in a 1909 “biography” by Richard Davey: … Continue reading

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Un giovane bellissimo, a very handsome young man: thus a Venetian diplomat described Robert Dudley in the spring of 1559, and, the envoy added, Queen Elizabeth ‟might easily take him for her husband“, should his ailing wife ‟perchance … die“.1 … Continue reading

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