Heart over Head: The Doomed Marriage of Lady Katherine Grey

Most people know of the tragic ‘nine day’s queen’ Lady Jane Grey, but her younger sisters Katherine and Mary often get overlooked. However, in 2012 Katherine was brought vividly to life in Alison Weir’s historical fiction novel A Dangerous Inheritance, which throws to light Katherine’s life in the vicious Tudor court and her doomed marriage … Continue reading Heart over Head: The Doomed Marriage of Lady Katherine Grey

Recommendation: ‘The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII’ by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb.

Henry VIII is one of the most well-known monarchs in British history and accordingly features in an impressive amount of films, TV shows and books. From Wolf Hall to Carry On Henry – he has been presented in a variety of ways. Lipscomb’s book, rather than just being another addition to Henry’s bibliography, stands out … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII’ by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb.