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Dudley British & World English

An industrial town in the west Midlands of England, near Birmingham; population 193,200 (est. 2009)

Dudley, Robert British & World English

Earl of Leicester (circa 1532–88), English nobleman, military commander, and favourite of Elizabeth I

Moore, Dudley British & World English

(1935–2002), English actor, comedian, and musician; full name Dudley Stuart John Moore. He appeared with Peter Cook in the television shows Beyond the Fringe (1959–64) and Not Only ... But Also (1964–70). His films include Arthur (1981)

John Dudley in Grey, Lady Jane British & World English

(1537–54), great-niece of Henry VIII, queen of England 9-19 July 1553. In 1553, to ensure a Protestant succession, John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, forced Jane to marry his son and persuaded the dying Edward VI to name Jane as his successor. She was quickly deposed by forces loyal to Edward’s (Catholic) sister Mary, who had popular support, and executed the following year

Bradstreet, Anne British & World English

(1612–72), American poet; full name Anne Dudley Bradstreet. She came from England with her husband Simon Bradstreet to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Her poetry was first collected in The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America (1650)

David Dudley Field in Field, Stephen Johnson British & World English

(1816–99), US Supreme Court associate justice 1863–97. Appointed to the Court by President Lincoln, he was a conservative. His brother David Dudley Field (1805–94) was noted for his expertise in law codification; another brother Cyrus West Field (1819–92) was known for his part in the laying of the undersea cable between the US and Europe 1857–66

Anne Dudley Bradstreet in Bradstreet, Anne British & World English

(1612–72), American poet; full name Anne Dudley Bradstreet. She came from England with her husband Simon Bradstreet to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Her poetry was first collected in The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America (1650)

Dudley Stuart John Moore in Moore, Dudley British & World English

(1935–2002), English actor, comedian, and musician; full name Dudley Stuart John Moore. He appeared with Peter Cook in the television shows Beyond the Fringe (1959–64) and Not Only ... But Also (1964–70). His films include Arthur (1981)