21st November 1559 – Death of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

| November 21, 2011

21st November 1559 – Death of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

On this day in history, 21st November 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. Here are some facts about Frances:- She was born […]

Book of the Month February

| March 25, 2010

With this month being the anniversary of Lady Jane Grey’s execution (12th February 1554), I thought it was fitting for me to publish my review of Eric Ives’s biography “Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery” and make this brilliant biography our February Book of the Month. You can read my full review at our Tudor […]

Book of the Month December

| January 7, 2010

“The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Katherine, Mary and Lady Jane Grey” is a non-fiction account of the stories of these three sisters, the times they lived in and the monarchs who reigned in their lifetimes. I was desperate to read this after reading Jeane Westin’s historical novel, “The Virgin’s Daughters”, and […]