13 November 1553 – The trial of an archbishop and a queen

| November 13, 2016

On this day in history, 13th November 1553, Lady Jane Grey (or Queen Jane as I think of her) was tried for treason in a public trial at Guildhall, London, along with her husband Guildford Dudley, his brothers Ambrose and Henry, and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. They were all found guilty and condemned to death, the […]

25 May 1553 – Lady Jane Grey gets married

| May 25, 2016

25 May 1553 – Lady Jane Grey gets married

On this day in 1553,1 a triple wedding took place at Durham House, the London residence of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Lady Jane Grey married Guildford Dudley, one of the Duke’s sons, her sister Lady Katherine Grey married Lord Henry Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke, and Guildford’s sister, twelve year-old Lady Catherine […]

John Dudley and His Friends by Christine Hartweg

| March 18, 2016

John Dudley and His Friends by Christine Hartweg

Thank you so much to Christine Hartweg, author of the new book John Dudley: The Life of Lady Jane Grey’s Father-in-Law for sharing a guest post on John Dudley with us today. Christine’s book is an excellent read, and, as I state in my endorsement on its cover, it is “A meticulously researched, highly readable […]

12 February 1554 – The end of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

| February 12, 2016

12 February 1554 – The end of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

. On this day in history in the reign of Queen Mary I, 12th February 1554, Lady Jane Grey and her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, were executed for treason: Guildford on Tower Hill and Jane at the Tower of London. Jane and Guildford had been found guilty of treason, along with Guildford’s brothers Ambrose and […]

21 November 1559 – Death of Frances Grey (Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk

| November 21, 2015

21 November 1559 – Death of Frances Grey (Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk

On 21st November 1559, Frances Grey (née Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk, eldest daughter of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and his third wife Mary Tudor, Queen of France, and mother of the ill-fated queen Lady Jane Grey, died at Richmond. She was laid to rest in St Edmund’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey. You can read more […]

13 November 1553 – Lady Jane Grey’s Trial at Guildhall

| November 13, 2015

13 November 1553 – Lady Jane Grey’s Trial at Guildhall

On this day in history, 13th November 1553, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Lady Jane Grey, her husband Guildford Dudley, his brothers Ambrose and Henry, and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer were tried for treason at a public trial at London’s Guildhall. They were all found guilty as charged, with the men being sentenced to […]

12 February 1554 – The Executions of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

| February 12, 2015

12 February 1554 – The Executions of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

On this day in history, 12th February 1554, Lord Guildford Dudley was beheaded on Tower Hill and his wife Lady Jane Grey, formerly Queen Jane, was beheaded at the Tower of London. The teenage couple died with dignity and courage, sticking to their Protestant faith right to the end. They were laid to rest in […]

February Tudor Life Magazine – Sneak Peek

| January 29, 2015

February Tudor Life Magazine – Sneak Peek

Time is flying and it’s already time for the February edition of Tudor Life, the Tudor Society’s monthly magazine. In this month’s Tudor Life, we have a special Lady Jane Grey section, to commemorate the anniversary of her execution, with articles from Elizabeth Fremantle, J Stephan Edwards, Tamise Hills and Susan Higginbotham. We also have […]