mary jane
England

Rebellion breaks out in support of Mary (Day 4)

On the fourth day of Lady Jane’s reign, Jane was down with an illness. She herself believed the illness was caused by poison administered by The Duchess of Northumberland (her mother-in-law!), though there is no evidence for this. Stress and anxiety are more likely. Mary’s army was gaining a following, and by now a full-scale [read more]

mary jane
Jane Grey

Mary leads an army to London (Day 3)

On the third day of Lady Jane’s reign, Mary was leading an entire army bound for London, despite the fact that the Earl of Warwick and Lord Robert Dudley (the Duke of Northumberland’s sons) were heading her way to meet with her. Jane spent her evening organising forces in anticipations of Mary’s troops. Meanwhile, a [read more]

mary jane
England

Gathering an army (Day 2)

On the second day of Lady Jane’s reign, a sermon was preached in favour of Jane’s reign at St. Paul’s. Mary was gaining followers in East Anglia. They were risking a great deal, as rebellions not often succeeded. But for them, Mary was their rightful Queen, and her Catholicism was inextricably linked with her and [read more]