February 1554 – Lady Jane’s conference with Dr Feckenham

Both de Lisle and Ives agree that Jane wanted her dialogue with Feckenham to be published, ‘Given the little time she had to write between his final visit and the end, this says much of her determination that her death should have meaning. (p.257, Ives)

De Lisle suggests that perhaps ‘Jane had not forgotten Anne Askew, burned for heresy by Henry VIII in 1546, and whose arguments with her persecutors had been recorded for posterity. Jane intended to preserve the best of her exchanges also.’ (p.146, de Lisle)

Lady Jane’s conference with Dr Feckenham


De Lisle, L. (2009) The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey, Harper Collins.

Ives, E. (2009) Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery, Wiley-Blackwell.

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