Chapter 23. Every Man for Himself

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch23

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) Every Man for Himself, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch23

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • every man for himself;
  • London council, proclaiming Queen Mary - escaping punishment as Jane Grey's supporters;
  • ‘Ceste pauvre royne’ - called Jane, - fending for herself, in the Tower with her husband Guildford Dudley and her mother-in-law;
  • copy of Mary's proclamation - reaching the duke from London on Thursday 20 July;
  • the need to throw themselves on the new queen's mercy as soon as possible;
  • news coming of Northumberland's retreat from Bury - the evening before;
  • individual survival in collapsing regime of Queen Jane - heavily dependent on luck and good contacts;
  • Mary's biggest target for revenge - Thomas Cranmer, a dish she consumed slowly;
  • purpose in Mary's rebellion - ousting the reigning monarch, not to fracture the ruling class