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Books 2020 – A book featuring Lady Jane is on sale now – A Hidden History of the Tower of London: England’s Most Notorious Prisoners by John Paul Davis

‘Famed as the ultimate penalty for traitors, heretics and royalty alike, being sent to the Tower is known to have been experienced by no less than 8,000 unfortunate souls. Many of those who were imprisoned in the Tower never returned … Continue reading

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Lady Jane is going to Greenwich…

The ‘Lady Jayne’ Streatham portrait will be going on display at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, as part of the ‘Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits’ exhibition. The exhibition runs from 3rd April until 31st August 2020. ‘Come face-to-face … Continue reading

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‘The House of Grey: Friends & Foes of Kings’ by Melita Thomas added to the website…

‘The House of Grey: Friends & Foes of Kings’ by Melita Thomas’ added to the Other Biographies section of the bibliography. Entries added to the following: Primary Accounts – Birth, Chapel, and Captivity. Writings of Lady Jane Grey – Signatures, … Continue reading

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Another book with a Jane link to look forward to…

30th April – Elizabeth I: The Making of a Queen by Laura Brennan ‘Elizabeth I is arguably one of the greatest monarchs and women of English history. Against an uncertain political and religious backdrop of post-reformation Europe she ruled at … Continue reading

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Execution in fiction

On 12th February 1554, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London. The story of her execution has featured in several historical novels. In Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir, Jane waits for her execution. ‘It is now that I … Continue reading

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