Looking back on the last 20 years these are some of my top experiences!
Rose Petal Remembrance Service at Bradgate Park
Giving the Eulogy to Lady Jane at the first Remembrance & Rose Petal Service at Bradgate Park in July 2017. The Service was part of the ‘Queen of Bradgate Park’ Celebrations. A huge thank you to Leanda de Lisle who suggested that I give the eulogy and to Michelle from Bradgate Park for asking me and for arranging such a wonderful event.
The Service which included the prayer book that Jane would have listened to as Queen at the Tower of London was very moving, especially when we said, ‘God save the Queen.’
You can read the eulogy here.
Lunch with Leanda de Lisle and Eric Ives
My 34th birthday was one that I will never forget. We had lunch with Leanda de Lisle and her family and Eric Ives. It was a master class in Lady Jane Grey! Thank you Leanda for the kind invitation.
England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey
In May 2017 I was contacted by a researcher from Darlow Smithson Productions who had been commissioned by BBC4 to produce a TV series about Lady Jane. I met with the researcher to answer her questions and also answered questions by email. The series was shown in January 2018 and I was thrilled to get my name in the credits.
‘The Real Tudors: Kings & Queens Rediscovered’ with Stephan Edwards
This exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London ran from 12th September 2014 and until 1st March 2015. Luckily it coincided with a visit to the UK by Stephan Edwards, who is an authority on Lady Jane portraits and Tudor art, so my husband and I were treated to our own personal guide to the exhibition.