Chapter 24. The Tower

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch24

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) The Tower, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch24

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • leaving Jane Grey in limbo for four months - before bringing her to trial;
  • Simon Renard - became Charles V's sole accredited representative in England;
  • letter to Charles dated 8 August - suggestion, that Mary needed to be encouraged ‘to have justice done’;
  • Mary's reply - she would take the greatest care before freeing Jane;
  • Mary's policy of financial penalties, making her a laughing stock - Jane and four Dudleys to be tried and executed;
  • Jane's trial, deliberately demeaning, set for London's Guild Hall;
  • archbishop accused charged with high treason - for proclaiming Jane;
  • Jane, condemned to be ‘burned alive on Tower Hill or beheaded as the Queen should please’;
  • coronation, a triumph, the queen declared legitimate - religious changes of Edward's reign reversed