Chapter 13. The Young King

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch13

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) The Young King, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • Edward VI, born at Hampton Court amid great rejoicing in 1537;
  • more than a quarter of a century - England, again having a male heir to the throne;
  • fifteen years and eight months later - Edward lay dying in Greenwich Palace;
  • his sister Mary, and her five years’ rule - legacy of burnings, domestic division and foreign humiliation;
  • Edward's subjects, grieving for their lost king - one of the great might-have-beens;
  • victim of men intent on exploiting his naivety to their own advantage;
  • myth of Northumberland, the manipulator of the child Edward - for four hundred and fifty years;
  • entitled by the king ‘my deuise for the succession’ - leading to Jane Grey being proclaimed queen