Chapter 17. Preparations

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch17

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) Preparations, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch17

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • wherever the responsibility for Edward VI's ‘deuise’ lies - King Edward having only weeks to live;
  • long duration of Edward's illness, death taking his ministers by surprise;
  • Edward's revelation of the ‘deuise’ - the duke continued to woo Mary;
  • Wingfield hinting that Mary was at Hunsdon - to monitor events;
  • reception for Mary at Whitehall in February 1553 - status as heir presumptive being unquestioned;
  • John Hayward's Life and Raigne of King Edward the Sixth;
  • William Camden's History of Elizabeth stating that the princess was put under pressure;
  • Edward's life ebbing - great powers of Europe sensing danger of a ‘War of the English Succession’