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December 16 – George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent

On this day in Tudor history, 16th (or possibly the 18th) December 1503, George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent, died at Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

The earl served in Henry VII's reign as a soldier, a member of the king’s council, the Constable of Northampton Castle, and as a judge at the trial of Edward, Earl of Warwick in 1499.

His first wife was Anne Woodville, sister of Queen Elizabeth Woodville.

Grey managed to retain royal favour on Henry VII's accession even though he'd been rewarded by Richard III.

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December 16 – George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent