Lady Jane Grey Dudley
(1536/7-1554)

England’s ‘Nine Days Queen’ of July 1553
 
     
     
 
     This site deals primarily with Lady Jane Grey Dudley, who reigned as uncrowned Queen of England for just nine days in July 1553 before being overthrown by Mary Tudor. Jane Grey was the subject of my doctoral dissertation when I took my Ph.D. in British History in 2007. It is a subject to which I have devoted myself as an independent research historian. 

    This site also contains a growing amount of material born of my own ‘grey matter’ and relating to other topics, including objects believed by their owners to have once belonged to Jane Grey, one man’s amusing theory that Lady Jane’s execution was staged and that she was secretly pardoned and went on to write the works now attributed to William Shakespeare, my take on what it is to be a historian, my rant on one of my pet peeves (the modern misuse of the word “professional”), my analysis of a set of ancient Latin poems said to have been the orgin of the modern acrostic puzzle, and an article from the period when I lived in San Francisco and was active in the gay community there.

        As always, thanks for visting and feel free to use the new CONTACT form if you have any questions you would like to pose, whether in relation to Lady Jane Grey Dudley or some other topic in history.

 
     
     
 
Be sure to take a peek at my recently published book,

 
     
     
     
     
     
 
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