Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey added to the website…



(c) Michael O’Mara Books


‘Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey’ by Nicola Tallis added to the Lady Jane Grey Biographies section of the bibliography.


Entries added to the following:

Primary Accounts – Birth, Chapel, Ascham, Dress, Spinola, Nine Days Reign, Captivity, Trial, Letter to Mary, Feckenham and Execution.

Paintings – Delaroche and Master John.

Writings of Lady Jane Grey – Speech from Scaffold , Prayer, Farewell Statement and Signatures.

Letters – Letter to Sir Thomas Seymour and Zurich and Letter to Mary.

Letters – Farewell Letters – Letter to Katherine Grey, – Letters to Father and Message to Sir John Brydges.

Other Writings – Ziletti. A new page added – Mildred Cecil.

Legends – Writings on the Tower Walls and Ghosts – Judge.

Media – Plays and Poems



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12th February – 463rd Anniversary of the execution of Lady Jane


Events by Place – Tower of London


Plaque commemorating Jane, Guildford, Henry, Duke of Suffolk and others in St Peter ad Vincula. (c) Lara Eakins

Plaque commemorating Jane, Guildford, Henry, Duke of Suffolk and others in St Peter ad Vincula.
(c) Lara Eakins


Prayer book message to Sir John Brydges


(c) British Library

(c) British Library


Moments before her execution, Lady Jane made the customary scaffold speech.


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11th February 1554 – Farewell Messages


In the days before the execution, Lady Jane composed a farewell message to her father and a letter to her sister, Katherine.


Farewell Message to her Father


(c) British Library

(c) British Library


Farewell Letter to Katherine Grey


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A good reason to buy History Revealed Magazine…


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It seems to be Mary Tudor month, as this is the second magazine to feature an article about her.

Issue 39 of History Revealed Magazine has an article by Tracy Borman that briefly mentions Lady Jane.

‘Who was the Bloodiest Tudor?’ looks at whether ‘Bloody’ Mary really deserves the name.


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(c) Immediate Media Company Limited




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To celebrate the publication of the paperback of ‘The Girl in the Glass Tower’ by Elizabeth Fremantle


The paperback of Elizabeth Fremantle’s wonderful ‘The Girl in the Glass Tower’ is published today.

Here is last year’s interview with Elizabeth.


(c) Paola Pieroni



The Girl in the Glass Tower Interview


Also, my article about Arbella Stuart and the Greys.




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