Saul David – He learns he is outnumbered and out gunned.

Her exact date of birth is uncertain; many historians agree on the long-held estimate of 1537, while others set it in the latter half of 1536 based on newer research. It is also important to pick co-presenters who understand the basic rules of TV presentation.

Lady Jane and Edward were the same age, and they had almost been married in 1549. This is very, very hard to believe but he added new text that he believed to have been written by the original chronicler that he had found elsewhere. Stephan Edwards – Once the Privy Council had to be locked in the Tower, Jane was intelligent enough to know that she was in serious trouble. There are rumours that the treasurer of the Royal Mint, had mustered troops for Mary. "[52] Lady Jane Grey was the eldest daughter of Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and his wife, Frances. Catholicism with all of its ritual returned. Lady Jane Grey is known as the Nine Days Queen and, three days into her reign, the clock is ticking.

Helen Castor – This painting is as good as it gets. Why is she the ‘Virgin Queen’?

[4], The rebellion of Thomas Wyatt the Younger in January 1554 against Queen Mary's marriage plans with Philip of Spain sealed Jane's fate. Jane would have heard that the uprising collapsed in violence and chaos and was routed by the forces of the crown. Historian Helen Castor pieces together the story of Lady Jane Grey, the teenage girl who reigned as Queen of England for nine days in July 1553. They are powerful communications. Mary couldn’t let her live. Jane is left languishing in the Tower. She was executed on the 12th February 1554, dressed head to foot in black, carrying a prayer book in her hand, supported by 2 devoted gentlewomen.

"The traitor-heroine of the Reformation", as historian Albert Pollard called her,[49] was only 16 or 17 years old at the time of her execution. Stephan Edwards – She reigned for nine days. John Guy – It is well within Mary’s character that because Jane was family, even despite all that had happened she could have brought her into her court and rehabilitated her. Saul David – Reinforcements coming in, artillery. Stephan Edwards – It was painted 50 years after she died. Nicola Tallis – The reaction is one of complete elation. What makes it even more special, one of the great treasures of the British library, Jane wrote some messages in it. A message is sent to the Duke of Northumberland from the Tower. The Privy Council proclaim Mary at Cheapside and the City erupted in celebrations. With Lainy Boyle, Robin Jones, Henrihs Ahmadejevs, Ashley Gyngell. She was dressed very dramatically entirely in black and she had hanging from her belt, a prayer book. [38] The imperial ambassador reported to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, that her life was to be spared. Now she was appropriately in this small house as simply Lady Jane Dudley, the wife of a commoner. [27][28][29][30], Edward VI personally supervised the copying of his will which was finally issued as letters patent on 21 June and signed by 102 notables, among them the whole Privy Council, peers, bishops, judges, and London aldermen. Helen Castor – The painting was first shown in 1834, 30 years after the end of the French revolution. Directed by Trevor Nunn. Helen Castor – But was Jane guilty?

The Privy Council switched their allegiance and proclaimed Mary queen in London, on 19 July. It starts on the 2nd of May 1536 when a unit of the kings guard arrives with a warrant for the arrest of the Queen of England, because of incest, adultery and for conspiring against the king. Helen Castor – But unlike the Duke of Northumberland, Jane was not prepared to change her faith at any price. This FAQ is empty. They were texts that were circulating quite widely, even in the sixteenth century but he added them for the extraordinary reason, and this is the thing about Jane Grey that you couldn’t possibly have made up, he added it because he had recently seen Paul Delaroche’s painting. The assistant producer (Lucie Crawford) got in touch to say she had been using my website and I met with her to discuss Jane. Was he alone responsible for the coup or was he a convenient scapegoat for others who wanted to distance themselves from the events of July 1553? It describes her last moments in heartrending detail. We call her Lady Jane Grey not Queen Jane because we know how her story ended but in reliving the drama of her nine day reign, we are reminded just how close she came to ruling England and how different things could have been. Rather, it seems that Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel—whom Northumberland had arrested and detained twice as an ally of Somerset, before rehabilitating—engineered a coup d'état in the Privy Council in Northumberland's absence. Andrea Clarke – ‘I shall as a friend desire you and as a Christian require you, to call upon God to incline your heart to his laws and to not take the word of truth utterly out of your mouth but live to die.’. Among other things, Thomas Seymour was charged with proposing Jane as a bride for the king. The story of how this young woman met her death has been repeated throughout history and in the process her execution has become shrouded in myth.

She was setting herself up as an example of Protestant piety. This letter describes Jane in great detail. A series about Henry VIII and his wives, chronicling the ups and downs in his marriages and how they shaped his reign as King and ultimately the face of Britain. To the visiting scholar Roger Ascham, who found her reading Plato, she is said to have complained: For when I am in the presence either of father or mother, whether I speak, keep silence, sit, stand or go, eat, drink, be merry or sad, be sewing, playing, dancing, or doing anything else, I must do it as it were in such weight, measure and number, even so perfectly as God made the world; or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened, yea presently sometimes with pinches, nips and bobs and other ways (which I will not name for the honour I bear them) ... that I think myself in hell. It may be the end of Jane’s life but this is where the enduring fascination with the nine days queen begins. Stephan Edwards – It makes it very difficult to render her concrete. The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. Helen Castor – A young women who has found the strength to inhabit that role for nine days in a situation of such stress and crisis and then suddenly displaying the naivety to think that there was any chance that she might be allowed to do home. Everyone is completely overjoyed that she has at last come into her birth right.

Here, he hesitated and waited for reinforcements. Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis. Other members included Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby and John Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Bath.

The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. John Guy – Mary knew it was politic to be merciful. With Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern.

[37] Their trial, by a special commission, took place on 13 November 1553, at Guildhall in the City of London.

Helen Castor – Edward’s plan had to be to keep women off the throne for good.

We know how its victims died, but this film sets out to answer another question - how did they live? Her cousin Edward’s plan for the succession makes it clear that he thought that a man should wear the crown. Leanda de Lisle– She was prepared to die for her religious cause. (2017) "The 1553 succession crisis reconsidered. Probably Sir Thomas Brydges, the Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower, helped her find her way. Her primary supporter, her father-in-law the Duke of Northumberland, was accused of treason and executed less than a month later.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful. It follows the period from control freak king Henry II to the tyrant king Richard II.

Like Jane, she was a religious reformer, unlike Jane, she ruled for 45 years. Northumberland is outgunned but he doesn’t know it yet. Helen Castor – He doesn’t know that the warships have mutinied.

[44][45] Jane then recited Psalm 51 (Have mercy upon me, O God) in English, and handed her gloves and handkerchief to her maid.

And that rich merchant, Baptista Spinola, most probably never existed.

The wonderful theatrical, dramatized, creation of Jane as this innocent victim and Protestant martyr, this is not in the Chronicle of Jane Grey. Helen Castor– Once we strip away the layers of myth and exaggeration, the Jane we find is devout, unflinching, composed to the end. Jane begins writing to powerful land owners for help. News has reached the Privy Council in London and they haven’t told Northumberland.

But there is one object that allows us to hear Jane’s own voice from beyond the grave, her prayer book. Henry's will reinforced the succession of his three children, and then declared that, should none of them leave descendants, the throne would pass to heirs of his younger sister, Mary, which included Jane. It is almost as though she has had to put on this persona of a Queen and play the role for several days. If they can't help wildly waving their hands around in conversation, then have them tie them to their belt or something.

‘The Boy King’ Interview with Janet Wertman, My review of ‘The Boy King’ by Janet Wertman.

[34], Jane is often called the Nine-Day Queen, although if her reign is dated from the moment of Edward's death on 6 July 1553, her reign could have been a few days longer. During and in the aftermath of the Marian persecutions, Jane became viewed as a Protestant martyr for centuries, featuring prominently in the several editions of the Book of Martyrs (Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Dayes) by John Foxe. Lady Jane Grey was the eldest daughter of Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and his wife, Frances.

Stephen Bann – Inevitably it brings up events in French history which were too raw to be depicted at the time. That was why they chose Jane Grey but in her nine days as Queen, Jane began to show them they were wrong. Privy Council make Northumberland the scapegoat. The people knew that Mary was Henry VIII’s daughter, even if the law said that she was illegitimate, they believed that she, not Jane was the rightful Queen of England. Another source says that she conducted herself at her execution with the greatest fortitude and godliness. Presented by Helen Castor, it also features ‘Jane’ historians, Leanda de Lisle and J Stephan Edwards. Jane and Guildford are buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula on the north side of Tower Green.

She was a Queen of England. The commission was chaired by Sir Thomas White, Lord Mayor of London, and Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. Leanda de Lisle – Jane is stripped of her valuables, escorted from royal apartments to a small house on Tower Green, that belonged to the gentleman gaoler Sir Nathaniel Partridge…. If you can't trust the facts quoted in a documentary it becomes worthless.Another point.

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