Lady Jane Grey accedes to the throne (Henry Machyn, 1553)

(July 10th ) Henry Machyn wrote in his diary in 1553:

“The ix day of July was sworne unto the qwen Jane [Grey] … doythur of the duke of Suffolke

The x day of July was reseyved in the Towre [Jane] with a grett company of lords and nobulls … and the duches of Suffoke her mother, bering her trayn, … and ther was a shot of gunnes … and the proclamasyon … [of] qwen Jane … and a trumpet blohyng …”.

The so-called Streatham Portrait, believed to be a copy of a contemporary portrait of Lady Jane Grey

The so-called Streatham Portrait, believed to be a copy of a contemporary portrait of Lady Jane Grey

Machyn is now best known as a diarist or chronicler (see March 17th posting).  His  Diary contains descriptions of such  important events in history as the Reformation, and the conversion of the country to Protestantism, under Henry VIII, and the reversion to Catholicism under Henry’s daughter Mary [Tudor].

3 thoughts on “Lady Jane Grey accedes to the throne (Henry Machyn, 1553)

  1. rafterd1972

    I am just now reading Dark Fire. I think you recommended it. Same General period. Wonderful book, well written. I may check into some of her others after my ‘downsizing’ and move is complete. I don’t dare buy any more books. After I said that a month ago my willpower has left me and I have several new ones.!! By the way, my name is Kalli Deschamps and my website is http://www.kalli-deschamps.com.

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    1. Bob Jones - The Lost City of London Post author

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the book I recommended. I sympathise with your lack of room for new ones, as my library is now overflowing. You could always get one of those new-fangled e-reader thingies, but I’m afraid they don’t feel or smell the same as proper books.

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      1. rafterd1972

        I have to agree with you in regard to the various types of e-books. I have tried them, but love the feel of holding a book and turning the pages.

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