Sisters of Treason UK paperback now available

| January 29, 2015

Sisters of Treason UK paperback now available

Congratulations to author Elizabeth Fremantle on the release of the UK paperback edition of Sisters of Treason today. I reviewed it when it first came out in hardback – click here to read my review – and it’s a wonderful read. Elizabeth is one of our guest writers for this month’s Lady Jane Grey special […]

New Lady Jane Grey Book!

| January 22, 2015

New Lady Jane Grey Book!

Congratulations to Dr J. Stephan Edwards on the release of his book A Queen of a New Invention: Portraits of Lady Jane Grey Dudley, England’s Nine Days Queen. Although it’s official release date is 12 February, the anniversary of Lady Jane’s execution, Amazon.com have it in stock right now – click here to view its […]

13 November 1553 – The Trial of Lady Jane Grey, Archbishop Cranmer and Ambrose, Guildford and Henry Dudley

| November 13, 2014

13 November 1553 – The Trial of Lady Jane Grey, Archbishop Cranmer and Ambrose, Guildford and Henry Dudley

On 13th November 1553, 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 led from the Tower of London, through the streets on foot, in a procession led by a man carrying an axe turned […]

10 July 1553 – Queen Jane

| July 10, 2014

10 July 1553 – Queen Jane

On the afternoon of Monday 10th July 1553, Lady Jane Grey, her husband Guildford Dudley, her parents and Guildford’s mother arrived by barge at the Tower of London, having travelled from Syon. They were greeted there by Guildford’s father John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, and other councillors, before they made their way through the Tower […]

21 June 1553 – Lady Jane Grey Chosen as Edward VI’s Heir

| June 21, 2014

21 June 1553 – Lady Jane Grey Chosen as Edward VI’s Heir

On 21st June 1553, letters patent were issued changing Edward VI’s heir from his half-sister Mary to Lady Jane Grey, the eldest daughter of Edward’s cousin Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk. The following is taken from The chronicle of Queen Jane, and of two years of Queen Mary, and especially of the rebellion of Sir […]

Remembering Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley – 12 February 1554

| February 12, 2014

Remembering Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley – 12 February 1554

On 12th February 1554, Lady Jane Grey and her husband, Guildford Dudley, were executed. Guildford was beheaded on Tower Hill and Jane was beheaded withing the walls of the Tower of London. Jane was sixteen years old and Guildford was around 18/19 years old. You can read all about their executions in my previous posts: […]

Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

| November 21, 2013

Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

On this day in 1559, Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, died at Richmond. She was buried in St Edmund’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, on the orders of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, and her second husband, Adrian Stokes, erected a tomb in her memory. Frances was born on the 16th July 1517, St Francis’s Day, at […]

19 July 1553 – Mary I Proclaimed Queen

| July 19, 2013

19 July 1553 – Mary I Proclaimed Queen

On 19th July 1553, thirteen days after the death of her half-brother, Edward VI, Mary was proclaimed Queen in place of Queen Jane. The Earls of Pembroke and Arundel had called a council meeting the previous day to convince council members that Mary’s claim to the throne was legitimate, but it was on this day […]