Chapter 2. In Search of Jane Grey

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch2

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) In Search of Jane Grey, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch2

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • in search of Jane Grey;
  • early years of those attaining celebrity - exhibiting traits of a peculiar nature;
  • establishing likeness for Jane with anything like authority;
  • sitter wearing a gold brooch mounted with a black classical head;
  • jewel owned by Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's last wife;
  • another painting, anonymous three-quarter length from the 1550s by Hans Eworth;
  • persuasive likeness of Jane - offered by three paintings;
  • ‘The Lady Iayne’ and the sitter's costume is congruent with 1550s;
  • likeness of Jane, full-length owned by John Lord Lumley - ‘of the Lady Jane Graye, executed’;
  • text attributed to Jane, surfacing in Storia Ecclesiastica della Rivoluzione d'Inghilterra