Message to Sir John Brydges

At his request Lady Jane Grey wrote a farewell message to Sir John Brydges, the Lieutenant of the Tower of London. She wrote it in her prayerbook which was given to Sir John after Jane’s execution.

A copy of this message can be found in the following:

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

Notices of the Historic Persons Buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London: with an account of the discovery of the supposed remains of Queen Anne Boleyn by Doyne C Bell

Lady Jane Grey by Hester W Chapman

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

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

The Tudor Chronicles by Susan Doran (extract)

The Lady Jane Grey’s Prayer Book by Stephan Edwards

Lady Jane Grey and Her Times by George Howard

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery by Eric Ives

Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London by Nigel Jones (extract)

The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII by Suzannah Lipscomb (Photo of two pages of the message).

The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey by Leanda de Lisle (extract)

Tudor: The Family Story by Leanda de Lisle (extract).

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

Literary Remains of Lady Jane Grey: With a Memoir of Her Life by Nicholas H Nicolas

A History of the Tudors in 100 Objects by John Matusiak

Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence edited by Janel Mueller

Lady Jane Grey and the House of Suffolk by Alison Plowden

Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen by Alison Plowden

Mary Tudor: The First Queen by Linda Porter (extract)

Death & the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley & the Mysterious Fate of Amy Robsart by Chris Skidmore (1 line)

Lives of the Tudor Princesses by Agnes Strickland

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

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

The House of Grey: Friends & Foes of Kings by Melita Thomas

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

Children of England by Alison Weir

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir (extract)

The Uncrowned Kings of England: The Black Legend of the Dudleys by Derek Wilson