Chapter 4. A Damnable Inheritance

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch4

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) A Damnable Inheritance, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch4

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • damnable inheritance;
  • parentage too cursed Jane Grey - another innocent;
  • Charles Brandon's marriage to the king's sister Mary - century's most romantic episodes;
  • Tudor family, going through upheaval after upheaval;
  • Henry VIII's behest - parliment accepted that Mary succeed to the throne after Prince Edward;
  • For Frances Grey, blatant slap in the face - for Jane, literally a kiss of death;
  • Edward succeeding to throne and Jane, becoming third in line to throne after Mary and Elizabeth;
  • their Dorset title, the Greys being a Leicestershire family;
  • ‘The Lady Marchioness of Dorset’ - Frances mother-in-law, Margaret Grey who lived till 1541;
  • accession of Edward VI on 28 January 1547