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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2005, 11:08:56 AM »
Yes,it crosses my mind occasionally. I also wonder wether Edward VI would have done the same if he had lived longer.Hope this doesn't offend anyone but I do not think Edward or Jane would have been as religiously tolerant as Elizabethwas.
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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2005, 11:30:39 AM »
I tend to agree with you, Kimberly. I've always thought Jane Grey very unfortunate and a sympathetic figure overall, because of her unhappy childhood and terrible fate, but as a personality, let's face it, she was something of a prig and a pedant. She was every bit as rigid and intolerant in her religious views as her cousin, Edward VI. But perhaps my view of her has also been colored by Jane Austen's wonderfully catty description of her in the Tower after the execution of Guildford. Austen writes in her mock History of England that Jane "wrote a sentence in Latin and another one in Greek as she saw the dead body of her husband passing by."

P.S. I am quoting from memory since I don't have the text in front of me!
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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2005, 10:17:13 AM »
I, too, rather liked Lady Jane, despite its inaccurate romanticism - can they ever do without this  :P?, and like Jehan, I was quite satisfied with most of the characterization and the settings.

I also agree with Kimberly and Elisabeth that Jane Grey and Edward VI give the impression they might have developed into pretty intolerant and fundamentalist rulers.

Edward and Jane  would have suited each other well intelectually. So on a personal level Jane might have been the ideal wife for Edward had he lived. Probably good for England though that he did not.

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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2005, 10:28:41 AM »
Portrait of Lady Jane Grey according to National Portrait Gallery.  There is SOME CONFUSION as to the identity of this portrait & it is also attributed to be that of Katherine Parr.

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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2005, 10:31:51 AM »
She looks very gown up for someone who didn't live to be seventeen . . .
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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2005, 10:38:35 AM »
I thought this portrait had by now been identified as showing Katherine Parr and not Jane Grey.

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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2005, 10:50:38 AM »
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I thought this portrait had by now been identified as showing Katherine Parr and not Jane Grey.



I find it in the National Portrait Gallery as Lady Jane Grey and in other places as Katherine Parr, I have book that says it is Katherine Parr.  So I am a bit confused here, sorry if I caused any error.

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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2005, 10:53:48 AM »
Katherine Grey & her son Edward that was born in the Tower:


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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2005, 10:55:02 AM »
Frances Brandon Duchess Of Suffolk & Adrian Stokes, Jane's mother & stepfather:

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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2005, 10:57:03 AM »
An engraving of Jane from an unknown artist:


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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2005, 08:26:48 PM »
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This is not Henry Grey, Jane's father it is Frances' second husband


I am not sure will have to go back to check, it was lableled as Janes parents.

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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2005, 03:22:17 AM »
I thought it was Adrian Stokes, but its a bit early in the morning for me. ;)
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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2005, 03:29:42 AM »
Well,that 4th mug of coffee worked, its Frances Brandon and Adrian Stokes painted by Hans Eworth.
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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2005, 09:46:30 AM »
The photo specified "Jane Grey's Parents" I will change it.   I did think he was a little young for Frances.

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Re: Lady Jane Grey
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2005, 09:52:10 AM »
He was her "toy-boy". ;) He was her master of horse and half her age and I think it was a marriage "after the event" if you catch my drift because she had a daughter soon after the wedding who sadly died.
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