Tudor Life Magazine – The Tudors and the Tower of London


Members of the Tudor Society can read Roland Hui’s article, in this month’s issue of Tudor Life Magazine.

‘The Tudors and the Tower of London’ features Lady Jane.


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Another book that features Lady Jane to look forward to…



15th February 2022 – Tudor Roses: From Margaret Beaufort to Elizabeth I by Amy Licence


(c) Amberley Publishing


‘All too often, a dynasty is defined by its men: by their personalities, their wars and reigns, their laws and decisions. Their mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are often depicted as mere foils; shadowy figures whose value lies in the inheritance they brought, or the children they produced. Yet the Tudor dynasty is full of women who are fascinating in their own right, from Margaret Beaufort, who finally emerged triumphant after years of turmoil; Elizabeth of York’s steadying influence; Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, whose rivalry was played out against the backdrop of the Reformation; to Mary I and Elizabeth, England’s first reigning Queens. Then there were all the others: Henry VIII’s fascinating sisters who became Queens of France and Scotland, and their offspring, the Brandon and Grey women, Lady Margaret Douglas and her granddaughter Arabella Stuart. Many more women still danced the Pavane under Henry’s watchful eye or helped adjusted Elizabeth’s ruff. Without exception, these were strong women, wielding remarkable power, whether that was behind the scenes or on the international stage. Their contribution took England from the medieval era into the modern. It is time for a new narrative of the Tudor women: one that prioritises their experiences and their voices.’

From Amazon.co.uk

Further details – Amberley Publishing

From Amazon.co.uk




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A book linked to Lady Jane to look forward to….


25th February 2022 – Cecily Bonville-Grey – Marchioness of Dorset; From Riches to Royalty by Sarah J Hodder


(c) Chronos Books


Cecily Bonville-Grey was one of the richest women of her time, inheriting the Harington and Bonville fortunes as a young child. In 1474, at the age of fifteen, she married Thomas Grey, the eldest son of Elizabeth Woodville from her first marriage to Sir John Grey. When Thomas was created Marquis of Dorset a year later, Cecily became the Marchioness of Dorset alongside him. During her lifetime she was connected to many of the fifteenth and sixteenth century personalities that we read about today. Her stepfather was William, Lord Hastings, her mother-in-law Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. Her mother was a daughter of the great Neville family and her uncle was the Earl of Warwick, also known as the kingmaker having assisted his cousin, Edward IV, in his path to the throne. Her second husband was a son of the ancient Stafford family and Lady Jane Grey was a direct descendant of hers. During the Wars of the Roses and the emergence of the new Tudor dynasty, Cecily was witness to many of the events that unfolded and her own story is intertwined with many of these events. Yet she remains relatively unknown. This is Cecily’s story.


From – Amazon.co.uk

Further details – Chronos Books

Further details – Amazon.co.uk



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‘Crown & Sceptre’ by Tracy Borman added to the website…


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‘Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II’ by Tracy Borman added to the General Works section of the bibliography.

Entries added to the following:

Primary Accounts – Dress and Spinola.

Writings of Lady Jane Grey – Letters – Letter to Mary.




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Review of 2021


2021 was another good year Lady Jane wise. This website celebrated 20 years of news and information about the nine days Queen and the Berry Hill portrait was discovered!



You can read the review here.



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