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Crown of Blood – The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

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Crown of Blood – The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey with Nicola Tallis

Official UK Book Launch – Thursday 3 November 2016

in The Conservatory Tearoom, Bradgate Park.
Tickets £15 (includes wine & canapes)

Crown of Blood examines evidence that has never been used before in a biography.
This new book challenges popular myths, including the demonization of Jane mother and Janes own motivations.

Nicola Tallis is a British historian and researcher and has worked with many great writers such as Alison Weir and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Crown of Blood is her debut book.

Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same.

These were the words uttered by the seventeen-year-old Lady Jane Grey as she stood on the scaffold awaiting death on a cold February morning in 1554. Forced onto the throne by the great power players at court, Queen Jane reigned for just thirteen tumultuous days before being imprisoned in the Tower, condemned for high treason and executed.

In this dramatic retelling of an often-misread tale, historian and researcher Nicola Tallis explores a range of evidence that had never before been used in a biography to sweep away the many myths and reveal the moving, human story of an extraordinarily intelligent, independent and courageous young woman.

‘This is a stunning debut from a young historian who deserves to be recognised as a major talent in her field. It’s history as it should be written, vivid, colourful, pacy and evocative, but – above all – authentic and based on sound and innovative research. It’s an outstanding contribution to our knowledge of Lady Jane Grey. Most warmly recommended!’

Alison Weir


Through meticulous research, Nicola Tallis pieces Lady Jane Grey’s fascinating story together, and in so doing brings this extraordinary young woman vividly to life. Engagingly written and utterly compelling throughout. A stunning debut.

Tracy Borman

Doors open 7.15pm
Talk starts 8.00pm
End 9.30pm

Tickets are availble online @ Seetickets.com by clicking here.. and from the Conservatory Tearoom and Bradgate Park Estate Office.

Car parking included in ticket.


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