Since the evidence suggests that Lady Jane Lumley's translation followed the sacrificial execution of Lady Jane Grey
, Lumley's choice of Euripides's text can be read as an active engagement with her family's political strategy.
The relationship between preparatory studies and The Execution of Lady Jane Grey
is of particular interest.
In her early study of Lady Jane Grey
, Jane Austen anticipated both Mary Bennet's bookishness and the accusation of bookishness thrown at Elizabeth.
Although the characterization of the historic Lady Jane Grey
is rather sketchy, the author gives us a well-rounded contemporary Jane Grey.
This is one of the titles in the series, 'Before They Were Famous'.' Based on fact, but with imaginative detail supplied by the author, the story of Lady Jane Grey
is brought vividly to life.
Leanda de Lisle is the author of The Sisters Who Would be Queen:The Tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey
(Harper Press, 2009).
Elliot recalls local stories about King Lear, Lady Jane Grey
, and Charles II, but concentrates on the events in the lives of the people, who obviously relish their scenery, their architecture, and a good bottle-kicking now and then.
Loach believes that Edward himself, when he realized that he was dying, helped draft the notorious "device for the succession" which attempted to deny the crown to both Mary and Elizabeth and place Lady Jane Grey
, a more distant relative, on the throne instead.
As part of this special week marking the history of Lady Jane Grey
, the Nine-Day Queen, residents have the opportunity to join in a rose petal scattering around the lake in the ruins, from 6.30pm.
Lady Jane Grey
, known as the "Nine Day Queen", was executed during the reign of which English monarch?
1553: The Roman Catholic Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen and "nine days Queen" Lady Jane Grey
, generally seen as a pawn of her Protestant father-in-law the Duke of Northumberland, was sent to the Tower, where she was beheaded on February 12, 1554.
Lady Jane Grey
was of course the infamous and unlucky aspirant to the English throne, the greatniece of Henry VIII who reigned for nine days before Mary I reclaimed the throne and had her beheaded.