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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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Jane’s Betrothal Is Announced…

Eric Ives writes that Jane, ‘like the overwhelming majority of girls of her class…came to attention only when it was announced that she was to marry.’ (1) This announcement happened 467 years ago today. Ives states that ‘the earliest evidence … Continue reading

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404th Anniversary of the death of Arbella Stuart

Today marks the 404th anniversary of the death of Arbella Stuart in the Tower of London. Arbella Stuart and the Greys

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‘Then, the Lady Jane, daughter to the lord Marquis Dorset, chief mourner…’

On 7th September 1548, Lady Jane was the chief mourner at the funeral of Queen Katherine Parr at Sudeley Castle. Events by Place – Sudeley Castle Sudeley Castle

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Note, that on tuisdaie the xxixth of Auguste, I dyned at Partrige’s house with my lady Jane…

‘Note, that on tuisdaie the xxixth of Auguste, I dyned at Partrige’s house with my lady Jane, being ther present, she sitting at the bordes end, Partige, his wife, Jacob my ladyes gentill woman, and hir man. She commanding Partrige … Continue reading

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