Lady Jane Grey was the first English Queen to rule in her own right, albeit only for nine days. Queen Jane was the designated successor of Edward VI, only son of Henry VIII, who tried to exclude his eldest sister Mary from becoming the next monarch. Edward was determined that Jane should succeed him to continue his Protestant religious policy, rather than the Catholic Mary. This day school explores Queen Jane’s claim to the throne, her brief reign, and why she was toppled so quickly.
Tutor: Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE
Date: 25 May 2024
No. of weeks: 1
Full fee: £52
Location: The King’s Manor, University of York, Classroom-based