November 21 – Frances Grey (née Brandon), daughter of Mary Tudor and mother of Lady Jane Grey

| November 21, 2022

November 21 – Frances Grey (née Brandon), daughter of Mary Tudor and mother of Lady Jane Grey

On this day in Tudor history, 21st November 1559, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, died at Richmond. Frances was laid to rest in St Edmund’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, in London, on the orders of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Frances’ second husband, Adrian Stokes, erected a tomb in her memory. Frances was the daughter of […]

November 13 – The trial of Lady Jane Grey (Queen Jane)

| November 13, 2022

November 13 – The trial of Lady Jane Grey (Queen Jane)

On this day in Tudor history, 13th November 1553, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Lady Jane Grey was tried for treason. The former Queen Jane was tried at Guildhall in London along with her husband Lord Guildford Dudley, his brothers Ambrose and Henry Dudley, and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, who were accused […]

August 18 – John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland is tried for treason

| August 18, 2022

August 18 – John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland is tried for treason

On this day in Tudor history, 18th August 1553, in the reign of Queen Mary I, John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, was tried for treason at Westminster Hall in London. His trial took place less than a month after his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, who’d become Queen Jane following Edward VI’s death, had been overthrown […]

July 15 – Men swap sides from Queen Jane to Mary

| July 15, 2022

July 15 – Men swap sides from Queen Jane to Mary

This day in Tudor history, 15th July 1553, was a key point in the events of summer 1553. Royal ships that were supposed to be guarding the coast off East Anglia to stop Mary, half-sister of the late King Edward VI, fleeing England, or any of her supporters invading England, swapped sides. Instead of acting […]

July 10 – Lady Jane Grey is proclaimed Queen Jane!

| July 10, 2022

July 10 – Lady Jane Grey is proclaimed Queen Jane!

On this day in Tudor history, 10th July 1553, four days after the death of King Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey was officially proclaimed “Queen Jane” at the Tower of London, in Cheapside and Fleet Street. One boy didn’t think much of the proclamation and was outspoken about his views. This led to a rather […]

May 25 – A Tudor triple wedding

| May 25, 2022

May 25 – A Tudor triple wedding

On this day in Tudor history, 25th May 1553, a triple wedding took place at Durham House, the Dudley family’s London residence. Lord Guildford Dudley, son of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, married Lady Jane Grey, and Guildford’s sister, Catherine, and Jane’s sister, Katherine, also got married. Find out more…

18 Interesting Facts about Lady Jane Grey (Queen Jane)

| July 5, 2021

18 Interesting Facts about Lady Jane Grey (Queen Jane)

In this latest edition of my “Facts about…” series, I share 18 interesting facts about Lady Jane Grey, or Queen Jane, who is also known as “The Nine Day Queen”. Find out more about the fourth Tudor monarch… Book recommendations: The Sisters Who Would Be Queen – Leanda de Lisle Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor […]

25 May 1553 – The marriage of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

| May 25, 2018

25 May 1553 – The marriage of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley

On this day in history, 25th May 1553, Lady Jane Grey, daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, and his wife, Frances Brandon, married Lord Guildford Dudley, at Durham Place, the London residence of Guildford’s father, John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. It wasn’t the only wedding to take place that day at Durham Place. Jane’s […]

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