Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey


  • Talk and book signing by Nicola Tallis.
  • Come and hear the story of Queen Jane for the first time at this exclusive event for the launch of Crown of Blood, The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey.
  • Most people recognize her name, and many think that they know her story: Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen, a young girl who was cruelly abused by her parents, manipulated by the power players in the complex world of sixteenth-century politics, and executed. Thus, Jane is remembered as one of history’s most tragic victims. Parts of this are irrefutably true, and there is no doubt that she was indeed a victim. But this is only part of the story. Jane was a young woman of remarkable and celebrated intellect, passion, determination and courage.
  • Historian and researcher, Nicola Tallis will discuss the human and emotional story that has thus far been ignored, revealing a young woman who saw herself as a champion of Protestantism, and ultimately became a martyr for her faith.
  • £5 includes refreshments.
  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book a place online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.
  • Please bring cash or cheque if you would like to purchase a book.