Chapter 3. Jane Grey in Context

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch3

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) Jane Grey in Context, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch3

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • Jane Grey in context;
  • 1553 succession crisis in England - the talk of Europe;
  • A. F. Pollard, father of modern Tudor history describing Jane - ‘an almost perfect type of youthful womanhood’;
  • what we know has come down to us - through fierce prism of religious controversy;
  • Jane, victim of posterity - on death becoming a martyr for Protestant faith;
  • Jane Grey's political importance lying in her royal potential;
  • evidence of earliest marriage plans for Jane, papers of the Cecil family at Hatfield;
  • third diplomatic presence in mid-century England - the city state of Venice;
  • biography of Jane - written by Michelangelo Florio;
  • 1553 crisis, historical accounts published in the course of Elizabeth's reign