Lady Jane Research Paper

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Lady Jane is an overlooked ruler due to her short reign of only nine days between the reigns of her cousin King Edward VI and his half sister Queen Mary I. It is because of her timely reign that she has historically become known as the “Nine Days Queen.” But that is not all there is to know about Jane’s history. Due to manipulating powers, Jane’s rule was unlike any other and her demise could’ve been easily changed. Lady Jane was used as a pawn to take the throne, manipulated by those who sought to use her reign for their own aspirations. This manipulation was for two reasons: religious purposes as Mary was catholic and Edward and Jane were protestant and individuals seeking power as Jane was only fifteen and would be easily manipulated to perform others desires. The Duke of Northumberland, her husband’s father, manipulated the will of King Edward while…show more content…
The servant replied that she curtsied "to Him that made us all". Jane, for whom the belief in the Host as the transformed body of Christ amounted to idolatrous worship of a piece of bread, replied tartly: "Why, how can that be, when the baker made him?") Jane was in correspondence with noted religious reformers, who greatly praised her academic skills and no doubt hoped she might further their cause in England. More alarming, Edward's health was beginning to fail, raising the specter of the succession and the possibility that if his half-sister Mary ruled, she would reverse the young king's Protestant reforms following on from his father Henry VIII's break with Rome. Queen Jane was reluctant but was eventually persuaded it was right for her to be queen. shoes specially designed to add to her height, the diminutive 15-year-old appeared "a gracious and lively figure", Guildford was "a very tall, strong boy with light hair who paid her much

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