AMBROSE DUDLEY

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON AMBROSE DUDLEY, EARL OF WARWICK. AMBROSE WAS A COURTIER AND ALSO THE BROTHER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH 1ST KNOWN FAVOURITE ROBERT DUDLEY

TIME-LINE OF AMBROSE DUDLEY

DATE                                EVENT
 
1530
  • Ambrose Dudley was born the 4th son of Sir John Dudley, later Viscount Lisle, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland, and his wife Jane Guildford
1532
1544
  • Ambrose sister Katherine is born.
1547
1549
  • AUGUST Ambrose went to Norfolk with his father and his younger brother Robert to fight against the rebel peasant army of Robert Kett
1550
  • Ambrose father John Dudley is now Lord President of the Council, led the English government for KingEdward VI of England
1552
  • Ambrose daughter is born who who died
  • Ambrose wife Anne died of the sweating sickness
1553
  • Ambrose married for a second time to Elizabeth Tailboys, 4th Baroness Tailboys of Kyme
  • 25TH MAY Ambrose brother Guildford married the Lady Jane Grey , his sister Katherine was matched with Henry Hastings, at Durham Place,
  • 6TH JULY Edward VI of England is dead.
  • 10TH-19TH JULY The Lady Jane Greyis declared Queen of England and reigns for nine days.
  • 20TH JULY Mary Tudor is now Queen of England and Lady Jane Grey is deposed and imprisoned in the Tower along with those who supported her claim.
  • Ambrose Dudley was imprisoned in the Tower of London with his father and his four brothers.
  • Attainder of Duke of Northumberland and others Act 1553. This was an Act of the Parliament of England which confirmed the attainders for High Treason against John Dudley Duke of Northumberland, Thomas Cranmer the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Marquess of Northampton, John Earl of Warwick, Sir Ambrose Dudley, Sir Andrew Dudley, Sir John Gates, and Sir Thomas Palmer. Ambrose, and his brothers, John, Robert and Henry were held in the room of the Beauchamp Tower of the Tower of London.
  • 22ND AUGUST Ambrose father,John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland was executed under Mary 1st of England for Convicted of high treason, for being a leader in placing The Lady Jane Grey on the English throne
1554
  • 12TH FEBRUARY Ambrose brother Guildford and his wife the Lady Jane Grey were executed in the Tower of London.
  • 21ST OCTOBER Ambrose elder brother John Dudley, 2nd Earl of Warwick died
  • OCTOBER Ambrose is now the family heir
  • DECEMBER Ambrose and Robert his brother took part in a tournament held to celebrate Anglo-Spanish friendship
1555
  • 22ND JANUARY Ambrose mother Jane Dudley died at Chelsea, London
  • Ambrose second wife, Elizabeth Tailboys, suffered a phantom pregnancy
1557
  • 10TH-27TH AUGUST Ambrose along with his brother’s Robert, and Henry, fought for Philip II of Spain at the Battle of St. Quentin, Location Saint-Quentin, France. Result Decisive Spanish victory
  • Henry Dudley, Ambrose younger brother died.
1558
  • 17TH NOVEMBER Mary 1st of England is dead and now her half-sister Elizabeth is Queen of England.
  • NOVEMBER Ambrose was appointed Master of the Ordnance, in which capacity he was to unofficially assist William the Silent in his struggle against Spain by delivering English weaponry.
1560
  • Ambrose is made Master-General of the Ordnance1560–1590
1561
  • DECEMBER Ambrose is created Earl of Warwick and Baron Lisle al
1562
  • Ambrose commanded the army Queen Elizabeth sent to Le Havre to garrison the town and assist the Huguenots in the First French War of Religion. This campaign ended in failure when the French belligerents agreed on a peace and the English surrendered because of the plague. Ambrose who had acted honourably throughout, returned with a severe leg wound
1563
  • APRIL Ambrose’s wife Elizabeth Tailboys, 4th Baroness Tailboys of Kyme died while Ambrose was still in France.
1565
  • 11TH NOVEMBER Ambrose married for a third time to Anne Russell, Robert Dudley, Ambrose’s brother , had arranged the match. It was an extraordinary court event. In between tournaments and banquets, the bride was given away by the Earl of Leicester in the presence of the Queen; she later became one of Elizabeth's closest friends
1569
  • Ambrose is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire1569–1570
  • NOVEMBER Ambrose was involved managing The Rising of the North. This an unsuccessful attempt by Catholic nobles from Northern England to depose Queen Elizabeth'I of England and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots. This was Ambrose last Military campaign.
1570
  • JANUARY Robert Dudley entertained his brother Ambrose as well as "Sister Mary" and "Sister Kate" at Kenilworth. Kenilworth was the home of Robert Dudley.
  • Ambrose resided at North Hall, his house in Northaw, Hertfordshire. He would travel very little as he was often unable to move about, having "no use of his legs
1571
  • 4TH MAY Ambrose is made Chief Butler of England 1571–1590
1572
1587
  • Ambrose is again made Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire. 1587–1590
1588
  • 4TH SEPTEMBER Ambrose brother Robert Dudley, died
1590
  • JANUARY Ambrose finally had his gangrenous leg amputated and eventually would die from this.
  • 21ST FEBRUARY Ambrose Dudley died at the age of sixty years old.
 
Ambrose Dudley, the third Earl of Warwick was buried in the Beauchamp Chapel of Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

 

 EXTRA FACTS AMBROSE DUDLEY

  • Ambrose Dudley was the 3rd Earl of Warwick and Baron Lisle.
  • Ambrose lived under five Tudor monarchs, Henry VII, Edward VI, the Lady Jane Grey, Mary 1st and Elizabeth 1st of England.
  • He was the eldest son out of thirteen children. Out of the thirteen four Dudley siblings who survived into Elizabeth's reign, Mary, Ambrose, Robert, and their much younger sister Katherine.
  • Ambrose was the son of the executed John Dudley, who had been Lord President of the Privy council of King Edward IV of England. He was also a brother to Guildford Dudley, Guildford was the husband of the Nine Day Queen the lady Jane Grey. He was also brother to Robert Dudley, the known favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1st of England.
  • Through Ambrose grandmother he was the descended from the famous 15th century earls, John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick
  • Jane Dudley, Ambrose mother, served as a lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, and later to Anne of Cleves.
  • Ambrose Dudley and his brothers were trained by, among others, the mathematician John Dee and the rhetorician Thomas Wilson. They were all brought up under the Protestant religion and had what is believed to be a happy family life.
  • After their Father John Dudley’s execution, and the execution of his Brother Guildford and his release from the Tower, Ambrose was only permitted in the court of Mary 1st of England, when her husband Philip II of Spain was at court
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  • Ambrose Dudley became known to posterity as the “Good Earl of Warwick”. Ambrose was a major patron of the Elizabethan Puritan movement and supported non-conforming preachers in their struggle with the Church authorities
  • Ambrose and his brother Robert Dudley were very close, in matters of business and personally, Ambrose and Robert Dudley adopted the bear and ragged staff, the heraldic device of the medieval Earls of Warwick Robert is buried in the same church as his brother Ambrose, in Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.
  • Despite three marriages, Ambrose Dudley remained childless after the death of an infant daughter in 1552

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