Chapter 8. Father and Daughter

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch8

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) Father and Daughter, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch8

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • Mary Tudor, Mary's birth at Greenwich, 1516 - not greeted with unmixed joy;
  • Mary, richness of late medieval Catholicism;
  • Mary's manner, that of a saint and something of a martyr;
  • thought to have ‘beauty exceeding mediocrity’;
  • one of history's ironies - that such a woman should have earned the name ‘Bloody Mary’;
  • her five-year reign - arguably the most inglorious in English history;
  • bitterly unpopular marriage - dragging England into a disastrous foreign war;
  • absence of popular mourning - at her death in November 1558;
  • love of dancing notwithstanding, dominant theme of Mary's training was in the service of God;
  • Katherine of Aragon, bringing up Mary in fervent Catholicism - imbibed in Spain from her mother Isabella