Chapter 18. Jane the Queen

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch18

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) Jane the Queen, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch18

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • Jane the Queen;
  • English privy council - becoming aware of impending crisis with Jane in total ignorance;
  • Jane to marry Guildford Dudley - Northumberland's only unmarried son;
  • Girolamo Raviglio Rosso's History of Events in England;
  • Tudor times, parental choice - being dominant factor in aristocratic marriages;
  • Commendone, to have the story – ‘Jane strongly deprecated the marriage’ – but gave no explanation;
  • Guildford Dudley, very best bet, marriage tying the Greys to the most powerful man in the country;
  • securing a second Dudley dukedom;
  • Jane's reaction to being married to Guildford - ‘a comely, virtuous and goodly gentleman’;
  • On being told that she was queen, - ‘if what was given to me was rightly and lawfully mine … that I might govern to his glory and service’