Richard Grey, KG

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About Richard Grey, KG

Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Kent .

  • Born 1481
  • Died May 3, 1524 (aged 42-43)
  • Father George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent
  • Mother Anne Woodville
  • Spouse(s) Elizabeth Hussey, Margaret Fynche

He was created a Knight of the Garter in 1505, alongside the latter Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire.

Richard wound up heavily in debt, probably through gambling, and was forced to alienate most of his property. A good part ended up in the crown's hands; historians disagree regarding what this says about the relationship of Henry VII of England with the aristocracy.

Richard died childless and was succeeded as earl by his half-brother Henry. Henry tried, with little success, to reacquire the property Richard had sold, and had to live as a modest gentleman, never formally taking title as earl.

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1481
1481
of Ruthyn, Denbigh, Wales
1524
May 3, 1524
Age 43