Our installation at St Katharine Cree was a HUGE success!
We share some images with you here.
We are currently preparing for our next event at Sutton House on 8 September.
An installation and Live Events funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Mounted at St Katharine Cree and created by our community team of researchers and artists to explore the religious and political turmoil in Tudor England that led to the execution of the Nine Day Queen – Lady Jane Grey.
St Katharine Cree C Of E Church
86 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3BP
LIVE EVENTS Free via Eventbrite
22 June @ 7pm Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, The Puppet Master
29 June @ 7pm Lady Jane Grey, The Woeful Puppet
We are hosting Heritage Workshops in Hackney throughout May and June to complete our installation for St Katharine Cree.
We have been working on researching the Throckmorton family and their links with the events that led to Lady Jane Grey’s execution. The life of the martyr Anne Askew and the inner life of Lady Jane Grey as she was cruelly manipulated for political gain and greed.
If you wish to learn more about the project or receive a workshop application pack and be part of the installation at St Katharine Cree please contact us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are still opportunities to join the research teams as we have an event at Sutton House on 8 September 2017 and our flagship event at The Tower of London 12 February 2018 and return research trips to Hampton Court and the Tower of London.
There was a recent photography tour of the City Of London to search for relevant Throckmorton and Lady Jane Grey heritage sites to support the Heritage Lottery funded installation at St Katharine Cree from June 19 2017.
Included was a visit to The Guildhall.
The Guildhall was built in 1440, but parts date to 1411. And where the trials of Lady Jane Grey, and the Protestant Martyr Anne Askew took place.
The Guildhall was also where the trials for the nobles involved in Wyatt’s Rebellion were held. The accused did not have legal counsel, but had to conduct their own defence. Tried for treason, the nobles were given the death penalty. Of the accused, only Throckmorton was acquitted. To get acquitted from a Tudor court, particularly when you’re accused of committing treason, was a very unusual thing. Throckmorton must have been a very skilled public speaker – and had many connections – to manage this.
Also visited was St-Sepulchre-without Newgate.
A historical plaque outside St. Sepulchre’s with some history of the church. Roger Ascham, a scholar and tutor to Elizabeth I and secretary of Mary I, worshiped here, while its vicar John Rogers was the first Protestant martyr burned by Mary I.
One of our researchers, Pauline Goldsmith, discovered an ancestor George Goldsmith was buried here in 1785!
Some news from our heritage partner St Katharine Cree.
Following the article in The Guardian in December
the carving has now arrived from Belgium, Here is a quote from Phil.
Phil Manning, a churchwarden at St Katharine Cree, said: “This is an amazing time for this carving to be coming back to the church … The building is on the heritage at risk register and there are significant plans for its restoration over the next few years. The return of a fine piece of carving which belongs on an existing monument of a historically important figure is really quite something. “It is not only a beautiful object but a gateway to the understanding and interpretation of our heritage.”
Our work continues in preparation for our installation at St Katharine Cree 19 – 30 June 2017.