Chapter 6. Family Priorities

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch6

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) Family Priorities, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch6

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • family priorities;
  • attack on Thomas Seymour - confined to council and parliament;
  • Tudor England, no standing army and no police force - power rested with the wealthy;
  • Jane again in London, but in August at Bradgate in time for famous interview with Ascham;
  • splendid occasion, with Jane involved - reception of regent of Scotland, Mary of Guise;
  • Jane and the other ladies in attendance, English and Scottish, dinning in great chamber ‘off silver’;
  • Jane's appearances in public, lesser - her father showing signs of being disillusioned;
  • Jane Grey's linguistic ability - applying principally Greek, Latin and Hebrew;
  • Chaloner wrote, Jane knew Greek and Latin as well as English and Gallic