The Tudor Society

23 February – The execution of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, and the fate of his head

Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, father of Lady Jane Grey, was beheaded on this day in 1554 after being found guilty of treason. I explain how he went from being pardoned to being condemned to death and executed in just a few months, and also share his execution speech.

I also share a story regarding his alleged mummified head!

Find out more about Henry Grey's head in my Claire Chats talk on the topic here.

You can find out more about Suffolk's life here.
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