Lady Jane and Diane de Poitiers

There is one reference to Lady Jane Grey in Rosalind K Marshall’s, ‘Queen Mary’s Women: Female Relatives, Servants, Friends and Enemies of Mary Queen of Scots.’ Marshall writes about a letter sent from Diane de Poitiers to Guillemette de Sarrebruche (Countess of Brenne) in 1554.

‘Writing shortly after the execution in England of the Protestant Lady Jane Grey, Diane…told her that she had just had the news of the ‘poor young Queen Jane.’ She could not but weep, she said, at the death of this ‘so gentle and accomplished princess.’ p.68

The letter is quoted from ‘Diane de Poitiers’ by Ivan Cloulas.

Has anyone read the whole letter? Is it genuine?

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