The Duke of Northumberland is executed

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The Duke of Northumberland is executed. Edward VI's first minister in his last years, he had unsuccessfully attempted to secure the royal succession for his daughter-in-law and Edward's first cousin once removed, Lady Jane Grey.

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Editors. "The Duke of Northumberland is executed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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