Chief Mourner

Lady Jane Grey was chief mourner at the funeral of Queen Katherine Parr. The description of the funeral was recorded in an ‘Anonymous Narrative of Dowager Queen Katherine Parr’s Funeral & Burial in the Chapel of Sudeley Castle, September (7) 1548.’

‘Then, the Lady Jane, daughter to the lord Marquis (of) Dorset, chief mourner, led by a(n)estate, her train borne up by a young lady.’ (p.180, Mueller).

A complete account of the funeral can be found in:

Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence edited by Janel Mueller