Letter to Mary

During her imprisonment in the Tower of London, Lady Jane Grey wrote to Queen Mary giving her own account of events since the death of Edward VI.

Several versions of the letter exist.

Versions of the full letter can be found in the following:

Documents of Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen of England 1553 by James D Taylor Jr

The Accession Coronation and Marriage of Mary Tudor as related in four manuscripts of the Escorial translated by C V Malfatti

The History of Mary I: Queen of England by J M Stone

Extracts can be found in the following:

Child-Life and Girlhood of Remarkable Women by W H D Adams

Tudor Cousins: Rivals for the Throne by Dulcie M Ashdown

Crown and Sceptre by Tracy Borman

She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor (1 line only)

Lady Jane Grey by Hester W Chapman

Lady Jane Grey: Nine Day Queen of England by Faith Cook

Kings and Queens: 1200 Years of English and British Monarchs by Iain Dale (1 line only)

The Nine Days’ Queen: Lady Jane Grey and Her Times by Richard Davey

Tales from the Tower of London by Daniel Diehl and Mark P Donnelly

Mary Tudor: Old and New Perspectives edited by Susan Doran and Thomas S Freeman (Notes section p.290 1 line only)

Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor by Carolly Erickson

Catholic Renewal and Protestant Resistance in Marian England (Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700) edited by Elizabeth Evenden and Vivienne Westbrook (extract)

The Children of Henry VIII by John Guy (1 line only)

John Dudley: The Life of Lady Jane Grey’s Father-In-Law by Christine Hartweg

The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens by Roland Hui (1 line only)

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery by Eric Ives

Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London by Nigel Jones (1 line only)

Edward VI: Henry VIII’s Overshadowed Son by Stephanie Kline

The Tudor Queens of England by David Loades (quote only)

The Survival of the Princes in the Tower by Matthew Lewis

The Nine Days Queen: A Portrait of Lady Jane Grey by Mary Luke

The World of Lady Jane Grey by Gladys Malvern

England’s Queens: The Biography by Elizabeth Norton

The Lives of Tudor Women by Elizabeth Norton

She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of England by Elizabeth Norton

Lady Jane Grey and the House of Suffolk by Alison Plowden

Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen by Alison Plowden

Great Ladies: The Forgotten Witnesses to the Lives of Tudor Queens by Sylvia Soberton

The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elisabeth Parr by Sylvia Barbara Soberton

Rival Sisters: Mary & Elizabeth Tudor by Sylvia Barbara Soberton

Lives of the Tudor Princesses by Agnes Strickland

Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis

Sovereign Ladies: The Six Reigning Queens of England by Maureen Waller

The Tudor Brandons: Mary and Charles – Henry VIII’s Nearest & Dearest by Sarah-Beth Watkins

Children of England: Rivals for the Throne by Alison Weir