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Edmund Dudley



Edmund Dudley (on RHS).
Henry VII in centre.
From here.



Edmund Dudley (see here and here).
Became MP for Lewes in 1491.
He mar 2ndly, between 1500 and 1503, to Elizabeth Grey, 6th Baroness Lisle [descendant of Edward I and of Aoife Mac Murrough].
Speaker of the House of Commons 1504.
He was an administrator and a financial agent of Henry VII. He enriched himself and made enemies.
Henry VII died April 1509. Henry VIII came to the throne.
The unpopular Dudley was quickly arrested, June 1509. Jailed in Tower of London.
In the Tower he sought to gain the favour of the new King by writing The Tree of Common Wealth (1510), a treatise in support of absolute monarchy.
He was executed (beheaded) for treason at Tower Hill, 17 August 1510.
Edmund had issue by 2nd wife:


  1. John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, born 1504.






Publication of The Tree of Common Wealth in 1859.



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