Chapter 9. Sister and Brother

  1. Eric Ives

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch9

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

How to Cite

Ives, E. (2009) Sister and Brother, in Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307832.ch9

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194136

Online ISBN: 9781444307832



  • sister and brother;
  • Princess Mary, displaying naivety in affairs and chronic lack of self-confidence;
  • successful coup against Jane Grey;
  • her ‘strong constitution’ - suffering ‘of late from headache and serious psychological stress’;
  • Mary heeding the warning of Robert Rochester - that if she left England she would lose all chance of succession;
  • Edward's ‘deuise’ - Mary, ‘in great perplexity’ and desperate for advice from Charles V;
  • another side to Mary Tudor's character and absolute conviction about her duty to God;
  • Northumberland, restoring Mary her ‘full arms as princess of England