Chapter 19. The Council in London

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch19

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) The Council in London, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch19

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • council in London;
  • steps taken in publicizing Edward's wishes, letter to local magistrates on 8 July;
  • Lady Jane, needed to be persuaded to take the crown;
  • The council saying, Jane was ‘invested and possessed with the just and right title of the imperial crown’;
  • Mary being disqualified - because of divorce between her parents;
  • whole weight of Tudor establishment - signing the letter, among twenty-three privy councilors;
  • proclamation of Queen Jane and her formal entry into the Tower - accession proclamation for Jane to sign;
  • Jane and her entry into rightful possession of the kingdom - according to Edward's last will;
  • Mary being nothing but a stalking horse for Charles V - with France offerring security;
  • France, interested in seeing the Queen of Scots on the English throne - with council accepting French military help