February Tudor Life Magazine – Sneak Peek

Posted By on January 29, 2015

cover_february_2015 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 features from Derek Wilson, Nancy Bilyeau and Olga Hughes, and articles from our regular contributors too. It’s a jam-packed edition! And next month is a special Richard III themed edition.

Click here to enjoy a sneak peek of Tudor Life and to enjoy a couple of its articles.

As always, Tudor Society members can take part in the monthly Tudor Life magazine book giveaway which this month includes copies of Susan Higginbotham’s Her Highness the Traitor, J Stephan Edward’s A Queen of a New Invention, Derek Wilson’s The First Horseman and Elizabeth Fremantle’s Sisters of Treason. Author Nancy Bilyeau has also kindly offered a signed set of her three historical thrillers The Crown, The Chalice and The Tapestry as a prize for one lucky Tudor Society member. Just follow the instructions in the magazine.

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4 thoughts on “February Tudor Life Magazine – Sneak Peek”

  1. Suzie P. says:

    What a wonderful site, and the magazine looks terrific!

    Is that supposed to be Lady Jane Grey on the cover? That’s actually Queen Elizabeth as seen in the virtually similar examples here (4th row):

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/60861613@N00/sets/72157615819175946/

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Suzie,
      Thank you for your kind words.

      No, it’s not supposed to be Jane, it’s labelled in the magazine as her sister Catherine, having previously been thought to be both Elizabeth I and Jane. Stephan has used that painting for the cover of his book, which is why we’ve used it, his book being about Lady Jane Grey and her portraiture. It’s one of those portraits that historians and art historians argue over, with some saying Jane, some saying Elizabeth and some saying Catherine Grey. As Stephan says in his article in the magazine, this portrait was unidentified until 1954 when it became known as “Elizabeth I When Princess” but that doesn’t fit in with its dating, which is 1560-65, and Stephan believes it to be Catherine Grey, sister of Lady Jane. Stephan has spent many years examining the portraits said to be Lady Jane Grey and has concluded that “it seems unlikely that any portrait of Jane painted from life has survived and can be identified today”.

  2. Is this magazine subscription available in Canada. I love everything about British history especially Tudor and I can’t find any magazine subscriptions available in Canada.

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Nancy,
      It’s digital magazine, i.e. you read it online or download it, so it’s available internationally. It’s part of the Tudor Society membership package – see https://www.tudorsociety.com
      Thanks!

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