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 […]

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 […]

60 second history – Lady Jane Grey, Queen Jane

| March 24, 2017

60 second history – Lady Jane Grey, Queen Jane

Lady Jane Grey, or Queen Jane, regularly gets missed off lists of monarchs of England, but I haven’t missed her out in my 60-second history video series! As I’ve explained before, the idea of this series is to give information about Tudor history in easy-to-digest 60-second chunks. Die-hard Tudor history fans don’t, of course, need […]