Elizabeth I

Long Live The Queen!

It was the Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey’s father, who walked out onto Tower Hill, commanding his men-at-arms to leave their weapons behind, “I am but one man, but I here proclaim the Lady Mary’s Grace Queen of England.” Jane never saw her father again. Meanwhile, the Duke of Northumberland was arrested. He was [read more]

mary jane

May I not go home? (Day 9)

The Duke of Northumberland chose not to cause bloodshed and the final boost for Mary’s supporters came from John de Vere, Earl of Oxford, who declared for Mary on the ninth day of Lady Jane’s reign. Mary was now convinced that she had succeeded and she issued the following declaration, “By the Queen. Know ye [read more]