Tag Archives: Philippa Gregory

Events in Fiction – Lady Mary Grey who died on 20th April 1578

On 20th April 1578, Lady Mary Grey died aged 33. Mary was placed under house arrest for marrying without the Queen’s permission. After the death of her husband, Mary was eventually freed. In Sisters of Treason by E.C Fremantle, in … 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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Death of Lady Katherine Grey in Fiction

On 26th January 1568, Katherine Grey died aged 27. The story of her death while under house arrest has featured in several historical novels. In A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir, Katherine’s death is viewed through her own eyes. ‘Sir … Continue reading

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Trial in fiction

On 13th November 1553, Lady Jane and Guildford Dudley stood trial at the Guildhall in London. The trial has featured in a number of historical novels. In A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir, the announcement of the trial is seen … Continue reading

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End of Jane’s reign in Fiction

On 19th July 1553, Queen Jane’s reign ended. The end of her reign has featured in several historical novels. In A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir, Katherine Grey learns that Jane’s reign will come to an end the evening before. … Continue reading

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