Writings of Lady Jane Grey

Writings of Lady Jane Grey exist in different forms; various letters, a prayer, her speech from the scaffold and also examples of her signatures.

Jane’s prayer book, the one she carried to her trial and execution, and in which she wrote farewell messages to her father and Sir John Brydges, used to be on display at the British Museum. It has now been moved to the British Library but is not on display.

You can read about the prayerbook at the British Library website.

You can view the whole prayerbook, including the pages written on by Lady Jane, at the British Library website.

In July 2016, Dr Stephan Edwards published ‘The Lady Jane Grey’s Prayer Book: British Library Harley Manuscript 2342, Fully Illustrated and Transcribed.’

The Other Writings section contains details of letters that mention Jane.



Farewell Statement

Speech from Scaffold


Other Writings