Tragic account of King Henry VIII''s niece - first cousin of both Queen "Bloody Mary" and her half sister Queen Elizabeth I. Few people remember that Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days - until she abdicated in favor of Mary, Queen of Scots. She was beheaded at the Tower of London.
I. Birth of Lady Jane Grey. Family. Extraction. Thomas Grey. His sayings. Third Marquis of Dorset, Lady Jane''s Father. Charles Brandon. Mary Tudor. Louis XII. Marriage. Death. Mary''s marriage with Charles Brandon. Henry VIII. offended. Reconciliation.
II. History of the Reformation. Henry VIII. His marriage with Katharine of Arragon. Birth of Princess Mary. Wycliffe. Luther. Reformation in Germany. Henry VIII. an author. Wolsey. His career. The King falls in love with Anne Boleyn. Percy. Anne. Divorce from Katharine. Marriage with Anne Boleyn. Wolsey''s fall. Rise of Cromwell. Execution of Anne Boleyn.
III. Birth of Lady Jane Grey. Her father. His Country-Seat. Lady Jane''s early history. Customs of the age. Her appearance at Court as maid to Katharine Parr. Jane Seymour. King''s marriage. Birth of Prince Edward. Death of the Queen. Henry marries Anne of Cleves. Deserts her. Marries Katharine Howard. Her disgrace and execution.
IV. Katharine Parr. Sir Thomas Seymour. Katharine marries Henry VIII. Lady Jane Grey. Katharine''s narrow escape. Death of the King. Edward VI. Somerset. Admiral Seymour marries Katharine Parr. Project of marrying Lady Jane Grey to the King. Conduct of Elizabeth. Death of Katharine Parr. Lady Jane Grey her chief mourner.
V. Correspondence in reference to Lady Jane. She goes to her father''s house. Returns to the care of Seymour. The Admiral arrested. Lady Jane returns to Bradgate. Seymour beheaded. Letter of Roger Ascham to Lady Jane. Presented at Court. Visit with the Princess Mary. Mary presents her with a gold necklace.
VI. Duke of Somerset. Insurrections. Rise of the Earl of Warwick. Made Duke of Northumberland. Downfall of Somerset. Northumberland''s ambition. His designs upon the Crown.
VII. Lady Jane Grey. Description of her person. Her learning and virtues. Northumberland''s projects. Imaginary conversation between Roger Ascham and Lady Jane. Her marriage with Lord Guildford Dudley. Edward VI. a victim to Northumberland. Makes his Will in favor of Lady Jane Grey. Troubles with the Council. Innocence of Lady Jane.
VIII. The Princess Mary. Her early mortifications. Her disgrace. Fruitless attempts at marriage. Northumberland''s treatment of Mary. Remarks upon her character.
IX. Death of Edward VI. Lady Jane Grey apprised of his Death. Refuses to accept the Crown. Weeps and faints. Is forced to accept it. Goes to the Tower. Mary is surrounded in the country by Friends. Proclamation of Lady Jane. Advance of Mary upon London. The Nobility and Council flock to her standard. Lady Jane gives up the Crown. The arrest of Lady Jane and her husband.
X. Duke of Northumberland. Suffolk set at liberty. Trial of Northumberland. His execution. Lady Jane Grey. Her treatment. Her angelic conduct. Queen Mary''s religious persecutions. Her coronation.
XI. Trial of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford at Guildhall. Their conduct. Sentenced to death. Sympathy for Lady Jane. Religious matters. Dr. Sandys. Project of Mary''s Marriage with Philip. Opposition of People and Parliament. Insurrections of Suffolk, Carew, and Wyatt. Wyatt in London. His downfall.
XII. Result of the Insurrections. The approaching fate of Lady Jane Grey. Mary signs Lady Jane''s death-warrant. She prepares for death. Religious dispute with Feckenham. Letter to her father. Letter to her sister Katharine. Her Prayer. Her last hours. Death of Lord Guildford. Her own triumphant end.
XIII. Trial of the Duke of Suffolk. His execution. End of Wyatt. Lady Katharine and Lady Mary Grey. Persecution of Queen Elizabeth. The end.
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