Bradgate House


Leicestershire        Inglaterra

casa palacio del Marqués de Dorset

expedición inglesa del marqués de Dorset

lady Jane Grey Queen of England


Thomas Grey, II marqués de Dorset (1477-1530), fue el que terminó la construcción hacia 1520 del famoso palacio de Bradgate en su bosque y parque de caza al borde del río Lin. El palacio dejó de habitarse después del incendio de 1740 y se encuentra en ruinas.

Bradgate House es el lugar de nacimiento de Lady Jane Grey sobrina nieta del rey Henry VIII que fue reina de Inglaterra por 9 días en 1553.



la famosa torre inglesa construída en 1784 y según la leyenda como “memorial” de “Old John” a quien le hubiera gustado conocer una jarra de cerveza tan grande...

Edward Grey's son Sir John Grey of Groby married Elizabeth Woodville, who after John's death married King Edward IV. Their son Thomas Grey, 1st Marquis of Dorset prepared for building Bradgate House in the late fifteenth century but died before he was able to begin. It was his son Thomas Grey, 2nd marquis of Dorset who built Bradgate House, the likely completion date being 1520. This is one of the first unfortified great houses in England, and one of the earliest post-Roman use of bricks. It was lived in by the Grey family for the next 220 years. It is believed that the house was the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, later Queen, ruling for a mere 9 days before being overthrown by Mary I. Jane was executed in 1553 and when her father was executed the following year the estate passed to the crown. In 1563 the family regained favour, and the Groby manor, including Bradgate, was restored to Jane's Uncle, Lord John Grey of Pirgo. His great-grandson was made earl of Stamford. Later earls acquired estates in Enville, Staffordshire, and Dunham Massey, Cheshire, and sometime after 1739 they moved out of Bradgate, which began a long decline. The spectacular ruins of the house are still visible at the centre of the park