DUDLEY, Earl of


DUDLEY, Earl of
See WARD, William Humble

Dictionary of Australian Biography by PERCIVAL SERLE. . 1949.

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  • Leicester, Robert Dudley, earl of, Baron Denbigh — ▪ English noble also called  (1550–64) Sir Robert Dudley   born June 24, 1532/33 died Sept. 4, 1588, Cornbury, Oxfordshire, Eng.       favourite and possible lover of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Handsome and immensely ambitious, he failed to… …   Universalium

  • Leicester, Robert Dudley, earl of — born June 24, 1532/33 died Sept. 4, 1588, Cornbury, Oxfordshire, Eng. English courtier and favourite of Elizabeth I. Imprisoned in 1553 for aiding the attempt by his father, the duke of Northumberland, to put Lady Jane Grey on the throne, he was… …   Universalium

  • LEICESTER, Robert Dudley, Earl of — (1533–1588)    This English politician and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I was sent to the Northern Netherlands during the Revolt against Spain, which was supported by its rival England. Leicester’s policy as regent was not very successful,… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • LEICESTER, ROBERT DUDLEY, EARL OF —    Queen Elizabeth s favourite, fifth son of the Duke of Northumberland; won the queen s favour by his handsome appearance and courtly address; received many offices and honours, and on the death, under suspicious circumstances, of his Countess,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Dudley (disambiguation) — Dudley is a town in the West Midlands of England. It may also refer to: Contents 1 Places 1.1 Schools 2 Surname …   Wikipedia

  • Dudley — m English: transferred use of the surname of a noble family, who came originally from Dudley in the West Midlands, named in Old English as the ‘wood or clearing of Dudda’. Their most famous member was Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (?1532–88),… …   First names dictionary

  • Earl of Dudley — William Humble Ward, 2. Earl of Dudley Earl of Dudley of Dudley Castle in the County of Stafford, ist ein britischer erblicher Adelstitel, der zweimal in der Peerage of the United Kingdom geschaffen wurde. In beiden Fällen erfolgte die Verleihung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dudley, Edmund — ▪ English statesman and author born c. 1462 died Aug. 18, 1510, London       minister of King Henry VII of England and author of a political allegory, The Tree of Commonwealth (1509).       In 1506 Dudley was “president of the king s council,” a… …   Universalium

  • Dudley — /dud lee/, n. 1. Robert, 1st Earl of Leicester, 1532? 88, British statesman and favorite of Queen Elizabeth. 2. Thomas, 1576 1653, English governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1634 35, 1640 41, 1645 46, 1650 51. 3. a borough in West Midlands,… …   Universalium

  • Dudley — I Dudley   [ dʌdlɪ], englischer Adelstitel, abgeleitet von Schloss und Landschaft Dudley in Staffordshire; ihn führte seit 1321 die Familie Sutton, seit 1697 die Familie Ward, seit 1860 Earls of Dudley. Bekannt sind John Dudley, der spätere… …   Universal-Lexikon


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