‘Mid-Tudor Queenship and Memory: The Making and Re-making of Lady Jane Grey and Mary I’ edited by Valerie Schutte & Jessica S Hower added to the website….


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‘Mid-Tudor Queenship and Memory: The Making and Re-making of Lady Jane Grey and Mary I’ edited by Valerie Schutte & Jessica S Hower added to the Lady Jane Grey section of the bibliography.

Entries added to the following:

Writings of Lady Jane Grey – Letters – Letter to Mary

Media – Films and Plays



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Books 2024 – ‘Mary I: Queen of Sorrows’ by Alison Weir


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‘Adored only child of Henry VIII and his Queen, Katherine of Aragon, Princess Mary is raised in the golden splendour of her father’s court. But the King wants a son and heir.

With her parents’ marriage, and England, in crisis, Mary’s perfect world begins to fall apart. Exiled from the court and her beloved mother, she seeks solace in her faith, praying for her father to bring her home. But when the King does promise to restore her to favour, his love comes with a condition.

The choice Mary faces will haunt her for years to come – in her allegiances, her marriage and her own fight for the crown. Can she become the queen she was born to be?’

From Amazon.co.uk

Further details – Amazon.co.uk



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‘Lady Jane Grey Dudley: Fact or Fiction’ – Talk by Dr Stephan Edwards at Bradgate Park


You can watch Stephan Edward’s fascinating talk about the myths relating to Lady Jane Grey which he gave at Bradgate Park last month.

While you are there, check out his newly revamped website Some Grey Matter.

Lady Jane Grey Dudley: Fact or Fiction


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Books 2024 – on sale today – Thorns, Lust and Glory: The betrayal of Anne Boleyn by Estelle Paranque


2 May – Thorns, Lust and Glory: The betrayal of Anne Boleyn by Estelle Paranque

(c) Edbury Press


‘Anne Boleyn has mesmerised the English public for centuries. Her tragic execution, orchestrated by her own husband, never ceases to intrigue. How did this courtier’s daughter become the queen of England, and what was it that really tore apart this illustrious marriage, making her the whore of England, an abandoned woman executed on the scaffold? While many stories of Anne Boleyn’s downfall have been told, few have truly traced the origins of her tragic fate.

In Thorns and Glory, Estelle Paranque takes us back to where it all started: to France, where Anne learned the lessons that would set her on the path to becoming one of England’s most infamous queens. At the court of the French king as a resourceful teenage girl, Anne’s journey to infamy began, and this landmark biography explores the world that shaped her, and how these loyalties would leave her vulnerable, leading to her ruin at the court of Henry VIII.

A fascinating new perspective on Tudor history’s most enduring story, Thorns and Glory is an unmissable account of a queen on the edge.’

From Amazon.co.uk

Further details – Edbury Press

Further details – Amazon.co.uk



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My review of ‘1000 Tudor People’ by Melita Thomas


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‘1000 Tudor People’ is a must have for anyone with an interest in the Tudor period. Included in the 1000 are royalty, consorts, nobility and ordinary people.

As well as biographies, this richly illustrated book covers a wealth of other information including life in the Tudor world, a comprehensive time line of events, family trees of the royal and leading noble families and lists of Archbishops, Lord Chancellors and Knights of the Garter.

The biographies include Lady Jane, her sisters, Katherine and Mary, her parents, her in-laws and some of her brothers and sisters in-law.

This will take pride of place on my Tudor bookshelves.


Thank you to Graffeg Books for my review copy



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