Thomas Grey, second Marquess of Dorset
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Thomas Grey, second Marquess of Dorset

1477-1530

Nominated by May 1503 (under Henry VII)

Allied, through his father, with Edward IV, Thomas Grey was treated with suspicion by Richard III and, initially Henry VII. Working his way back into royal favour, Grey, a talented sportsman, played a prominent part in jousts at Court, a talent which endeared him to Henry VIII. Became Lord Master of Princess Mary's Council in 1524. In 1528 appointed Constable of Warwick Castle and in 1529 Constable of Kenilworth Castle.