Tuesday, 21 June 2016

In June 1553, Edward VI's Devise for the Succession was signed by one hundred and two members of the royal council, in it he named his cousin Lady Jane Grey as his heir, and disinherited his half sisters Mary and Elizabeth.
In the chaos following Mary being proclaimed queen, the signatories stated that they were forced to sign the document by John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland.
John Dudly Duke of Northumberland

What were John Dudley's motives?

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