15041553, Aug 22
an English general, admiral, and politician, who led the government of the young King Edward VI from 1550 until 1553, and unsuccessfully tried to install Lady Jane Grey on the English throne after the King's death. The son of Edmund Dudley, a minister of Henry VII executed by Henry VIII, John Dudley became the ward of Sir Edward Guildford at the age of seven. He grew up in Guildford's household together with his future wife, Guildford's daughter Jane, with whom he was to have 13 children. Dudley served as Vice-Admiral and Lord Admiral from 1537 until 1547, during which time he set novel standards of navy organisation and was an innovative commander at sea.
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08/27/1549-Battle of Dussindale: John Dudley destroys English boer army, ending Kett's Rebellion
10/12/1549-John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, becomes the English premier 
04/11/1551-English premier John Dudley appointed duke of Northumberland 
04/20/1551-John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal
07/20/1553-Prime Minister John Dudley captured in Cambridge 
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