Trees at Bradgate Park

There is a legend that the oak trees at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire, the home of Lady Jane Grey, were ‘pollarded’ at the news of her execution.

This legend can be found in the following:

Lady Jane Grey by H W Chapman

Three Maids for a Crown by Ella March Chase

Lady Jane Grey: Nine Day Queen of Englandby Faith Cook

The Nine Days’ Queen: Lady Jane Grey and Her Times by Richard Davey

The Nine Days Queen: A Portrait of Lady Jane Grey by Mary Luke

Bradgate Park: Childhood Home of Lady Jane Grey by Joan Stevenson and Anthony Squires

Lady Jane Grey and the House of Suffolk by Alison Plowden

Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen by Alison Plowden

The House of Tudor by Alison Plowden

Aristocrat and Regicide: The Life and Times of Thomas, Lord Grey of Groby by Jeff Richards