‘Game of Queens’ by Sarah Gristwood – on sale now in USA


This fascinating book by Sarah Gristwood is now on sale in the USA.


(c) Basic Books

(c) Basic Books


‘The dramatic story of the 16th century in Europe as told through thirteen women who wielded power, from Anne Boleyn and Catherine de Medici to Elizabeth I

Sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule. From Isabella of Castile and her granddaughter Mary Tudor, to Catherine de Medici, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth Tudor, women wielded enormous power over their territories for more than a hundred years. In the sixteenth century, as in our own, the phenomenon of the powerful woman offered challenges and opportunities. Opportunities, as when in 1529 Margaret of Austria and Louise of Savoy negotiated the “Ladies’ peace” of Cambrai. Challenges, as when both Mary Queen of Scots and her kinswoman Elizabeth I came close to being destroyed by sexual scandal.

A fascinating group biography of some of the most beloved (and reviled) queens in history, Game of Queens tells the story of the powerful women who drove European history.’

From Basic Books

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Competition – US Readers win a copy of ‘Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey’ by Nicola Tallis


‘Crown of Blood is authoritative, thoughtful and elegantly written. Telling use of original sources makes fresh and vivid – as well as moving – the story of a girl too often dismissed as a mere blank canvas onto which others could write. A genuinely impressive debut.’

Sarah Gristwood


(c) Pegasus Books

(c) Pegasus Books


‘Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey’ by Nicola Tallis will be published in the USA by Pegasus Books on 6th December.


Competition

To celebrate, The Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide offers you the chance to win a copy of this fascinating new biography.

Thanks to Pegasus Books, one reader can win a copy in a USA give-away!



To enter:

Email me at ljgcompetition at yahoo.co.uk. Replace ‘at’ with @.

The competition ends at midnight (UK time) on Monday 5th December.

The winner will be selected at random.

Good luck!


Follow Nicola Tallis on Social Media:

Nicola’s website: Nicola Tallis
Twitter: @MissNicolaTal

If you don’t win a copy, you can buy it from:

Amazon.com



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13th November 1553 – Trial of Lady Jane and Guildford Dudley


Today marks the 462nd anniversary of the trial of Lady Jane and Guildford Dudley at the Guildhall in London.

Events by Place – Guildhall 13 November 1553.


Some of the trials held at the Guildhall (c) Nasim Tadghighi

Some of the trials held at the Guildhall
(c) Nasim Tadghighi



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‘The Birth of a Queen’ added to the website.


(c) Palgrave Macmillan

(c) Palgrave Macmillan


‘The Birth of a Queen: Essays on the Quincentenary of Mary I’ edited by Sarah Duncan and Valerie Schutte added to the Other Biographies section of the bibliography.

Entries added to the following:

Media – Films – Lady Jane Grey Films and Plays.



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Listen to Nicola Tallis’s interview on BBC Radio Leicester


Nicola Tallis was interviewed by BBC Radio Leicester last week about the publication of her new book, ‘Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey.’

You can listen to it online for the next 26 days.

The interview starts at 14 mins 56 seconds.


BBC Radio Leicester



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