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The sisters who would be Queen

Circa 1550, Bishop Gardiner of Winchester's conference with Queen of England Lady Jane Grey
Circa 1550, Bishop Gardiner of Winchester's conference with Queen of England Lady Jane Grey (1537 - 1554) at Beauchamp Tower. (Getty)

Historical author Leanda de Lisle has written extensively on the Tudors who ruled England from 1485 until 1603. Her writing on the subject, specifically her book The Sisters Who Would be Queen, was the inspiration for one of the historical fiction hits of the year, Philippa Gregory's The Last Tudor. The book follows the death of Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch of England. 

In the video below, De Lisle goes beyond the fiction and explores the history of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey, three Tudor sisters who are often forgotten. 

Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey: Heirs to the last Tudor