Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey
Friday 1 October
The Court House Ballroom, Jury Street
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, then condemned for high treason and executed.
In this dramatic re-telling of an often-misread tale, historian and researcher Nicola Tallis explores a range of evidence that has 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.