Chapter 15. King and Minister

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch15

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) King and Minister, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch15

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • King and minister;
  • Jane Grey blaming Edward - bringing ‘me and our stock in most miserable calamity and misery’;
  • Northumberland's behaviour - arousing suspicion long before Jane came on the scene;
  • Antonio de Guaras's - Dudley, ‘causing’ the king to bequeath the crown to the Grey family;
  • Northumberland, unlikely in prompting the ‘deuise’ - but taking advantage of it;
  • John Dudley, persuading Edward - making changes to put Jane and Guildford on the throne;
  • binding the political elite more closely together;
  • Jane Grey's marriage, not a planned first step towards a crown matrimonial for Guildford Dudley;
  • Edward's concern about succession - Jane's impending marriage to Guildford, an irresistible temptation