Chapter 26. The River of Jordan

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch26

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) The River of Jordan, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch26

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • river of Jordan;
  • Feckenham's visits behind her, Jane facing last hours of her life;
  • time in prayer, meditation and reading her Bible, and with thoughts of her family;
  • letters to her sister, Katherine - Jane writing in her copy of the Greek New Testament;
  • real feeling for Katherine does break through, and desperate concern for her eternal future;
  • no external evidence - to indicate that Katherine had had any direct contact with Jane;
  • her greatest joy, to study Latin, Greek and Hebrew and to engage with good letters and holy scripture;
  • Jane's husband to die first on Tower Hill and then Jane, inside fortress on Tower Green;
  • Jane saying her psalm ‘in English in a most devout manner to the end’