Groby District Picture SignThe talk begins with a short Geology and Pre-history of the Manor of Groby, which of course includes Bradgate Park and Charnwood Forest.

 

We then move on to the history of the Manor of Groby, post Norman invasion.

Introducing People like Hugh de Grandmesnil his family background and where he originated from.

The building of Groby Castle and its destruction by Henry II in 1172/1173 Following on we have a short run down of the Ferrers of Groby. Leading up to the Grey Family and Sir Edward Grey 6th Baron Grey of Groby.

 

Then the rise to power in England of the Grey Family, from the Norman Conquest, focusing on Sir John Grey, Elizabeth Woodville and her children. Through to the marriage to Edward IV, the rise of the Woodvilles at court and the aftermath. Thomas Marquess of Dorset. Leading on to Richard as Duke of Gloucester's involvement after Edwards death and the aftermath of this.

 

The upgrading of Groby Manor House and the building of the new House at Bradgate Park.

 

Finally " The Forgotten Queen" Queen Jane Grey. Her birth and the birth of "Protestantism" in Europe and spread into England. Its impact on Families like Janes. Her short life. being proclaimed Queen, her marriage, then the execution of Jane and her husband Lord Guildford Dudley.


A short piece on Edward Seymour 1st Duke of Somerset, his influence and involvement and John Dudley 1st Duke of Northumberland, Earl of Warwick


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