Events of January and February 1554 – 2nd February

Had Jane learned of Queen Mary’s speech to the people of London at the Guildhall the previous day?

‘where she made a vehement oration against Wiate, declaryng that she neyther had, nor woulde consent to mary, otherwyse then shoulde seme to the Counsayle to bee for the wealthe of the realme. Wherefore she desyred them of the citie to sticke to her in the suppressyng of rebellious Traitours, & defendyng her royal estate.’ (1)


1. John Foxe, The Unabridged Acts and Monuments Online or TAMO (1563 edition) (The Digital Humanities Institute, Sheffield, 2011). Available from: [Accessed: 02.02.2022].