Chapter 7. A Godly Upbringing

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch7

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) A Godly Upbringing, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch7

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • godly upbringing, Jane Grey growing up in an atmosphere of unrelieved piety;
  • the England Jane Grey was brought up - country in turmoil–religious turmoil;
  • Henry VIII, rejecting authority of pope - breaking thousand-year link with Western Christianity;
  • doctrinal and liturgical reform too – licensing an English Bible;
  • ‘Religion restored’ - meaning different things to different people;
  • Jane Grey, no evidence that she ever learned anything but a reformed Christianity;
  • denying truth of transubstantiation, capital offence – Anne Askew and three others being burned at the stake;
  • accounting for Edward VI's stoutly evangelical views;
  • early religious influence - Jane spending time with Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's widow;
  • Jane's Italian teacher Florio - feeding Jane Catholic atrocity stories