Category Archives: On this day

21st August 1553 – The lady Jane loking through the windowe sawe the duke and the rest going to the churche

‘Note, on mondaye the xxjst of August, it was appointed the duke with other shoulde have suffered, and all the garde were at the Tower; but howe soever it chaunced he did not; but he desired to here masse, and … Continue reading

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On this day in 1528…

Mary Tudor, Duchess of Suffolk wrote a letter to Cardinal Wolsey from Castle Rising on this day in 1528. Mary to Wolsey March 17 1528 ‘My very good lorde as hertely as I can I commande me unto your good … Continue reading

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Executions of Lady Jane and Guildford Dudley – 12 February 1554

‘For, as the Precher sayethe, there is a tyme to be borne, and a tyme to dye…’ Jane wrote a farewell message to Sir John Brydges (the Lieutenant of the Tower), in the prayer book she carried to the scaffold. … Continue reading

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Lady Jane’s Conference with Dr Feckenham

‘But my faith had armed my resolution to withstand any assault…’ Both de Lisle and Ives agree that Jane wanted her dialogue with Feckenham to be published, ‘Given the little time she had to write between his final visit and … Continue reading

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

Today marks the 465th anniversary of the trial of Lady Jane and Guildford Dudley at the Guildhall in London. Events by Place – Guildhall 13 November 1553. On This Day – How Jane’s trial was reported in contemporary accounts

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