Some of my favorite sites related to Lady Jane Grey and to Tudor History
(click the icon to the left of each title to open that site in a new window
  Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide
Contains a nicely sub-divided listing of various references, both reliable and unreliable, related to Jane Grey and those around her. Also contains a good ‘blog’ that tracks news eminating from the UK that is not often picked up by the US press.
This site is devoted to the broader sweep of Tudor history and culture and contains a plethora of categories and sub-categories. An excellent place for the novice to begin learning about the Tudor period. There is also a Question and Answer ‘blog’ for submitting all kinds of inquiries on Tudor history (and where I am an active participant as “PhD Historian”).
    The Fashion and Culture of the Elizabethan Lifestyle
A very helpful blog that itself contains additional links to excellent articles on a wide variety of subjects related to the culture and everyday life of the Late Tudor (or Elizabethan) Period.
Though accessible largely only by subscription, the site includes news updates and alerts, quizzes, discussion forums, a chatroom, and other features, including the Tudor Life online magazine. Operated by a group of talented and devoted amateur enthusiasts.
    Leanda de Lisle’s Blog
The website and ‘blog’ of Tudor historian Leanda de Lisle, author of After Elizabeth: How James King of Scots won the Crown of England in 1603 (Harper Collins, 2004), The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Tragedy (Random House, 2009), and Tudor: The Family Story (Chatto and Windus, 2013). De Lisle’s most recent book is The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr (Chato and Windus, 2017).
    Lady Jane Grey Revisited: Iconography of Lady Jane Grey
A “blog” or discussion page produced by Lee Porritt and that details his own ongoing research on portraiture of Jane Grey. Lee’s research is very thorough, and he has done an outstanding job of tracking down a number of portraits that I was not able to find. Lady Jane Grey Revisited provides a superb supplement to A Queen of a New Invention.
    Tudor Genealogies at
An excellent starting point for discovering who is related to whom and how. The site creator lives in Argentina and has proven to be reasonably thorough and usually (but not always!) accurate in his assemblage of genealogies for a massive number of Tudor-era personages.
Created in December 2009 by Hope Walker, an art historian working on a catalogue raisonné (comprehensive and detailed list of works) for Hans Eworth, a Netherlandish artist who worked in England in the middle of the sixteenth century. The site is very informative, since no art history scholar has yet produced a catalogue for Eworth, one of the more important portraitists working in England in the mid-Tudor period.
    John Foxe's Actes and Monuments, or Book of Martyrs
Part of the University of Sheffield’s ongoing research efforts on the famous text, this site makes Actes and Monuments available in its entirety in transcription. Under ‘Critical Apparatus’ can be found the means for side-by-side comparison between the various sixteenth-century editions, searching by a variety of categories including personal names, places, dates, periods, and officeholders, as well as editorial commentary.
    Polydore Vergil’s Anglica Historia of 1555
This site (The Philological Museum) is maintained by the University of Birmingham (UK) and the Shakespeare Institute and contains an invaluable and extensive selection of sixteenth-century books that have been transcribed and, when necessary, translated into English. The most significant of these for persons interested in Tudor history is Polydore Vergil’s English History.
    Henry Machyn’s Diary
Also known as A London Provisioner’s Chronicle, it contains notations on public events in London between 1550 and 1563. The Diary is a very nearly unique eye-witness source on the daily events of the period. And though Machyn was himself a clothier, he had a particular fascination with funerals, very detailed descriptions of which figure prominently in his chronicle.
    English Monarchs
A comprehensive listing of all of the monarchs of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, with biographical descriptions, plus information on royalty-related topics such as the Tower of London, the Crown Jewels, and the various Royal Residences.
    British History Online
An utterly invaluable access point for resources on British History. Fully searchable. Full access does require a subscription, though many Tudor-era sources are still free.
    National History Day
National History Day is not directly connected to Lady Jane Grey nor to Tudor /British history, but it is a program about which I have unbridled enthusiasm. It involves middle and high school students at every level, from the local school to the state and national contests, in researching a chosen topic in history. The students then present their results in a format similar to the science fairs of some years ago. Entries are judged by panels of volunteer judges, and winners are eligible to advance to the next level. Each year a new theme is assigned for all competitors. I have served as a judge at every level, from single local schools to state finals, and I am amazed anew each year at the quality of the work produced by the students. I have also assisted students, via the Internet, in researching Lady Jane Grey as a research topic specifically for History Day. This is a program that is well worth ‘checking out.’
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