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
St Katharine Cree Map
LIVE EVENTS Free via Eventbrite
22 June @ 7pm Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, The Puppet Master
29 June @ 7pm Lady Jane Grey, The Woeful Puppet
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!
We have spent the last couple of months on research trips in and outside of London.
We were lucky to visit Bradgate House and Park (home to the Grey family) whilst the 3D model of the original house was on display.
We have visited Basing House and Park for a Tudor Day tour and seen the fully restored Tudor barn (including canon ball damage)
We have also had our bespoke tour and talk at St Katharine Cree where we are presenting a two week heritage installation in June 2017.
Other visits include The National Portrait Gallery, The National Gallery and Archive training at the London Metropolitan Archives.
We have Sutton House, The London Museum and Hampton Court planned. If you want to join our research team please fill in comments below and we will send you an information pack.