Primary Source Bibliography for
Historical Research on Lady Jane Grey
 
 
Unlike the Secondary Source Bibliography, this Primary Source Bibliography is not fully annotated. Most of the manuscript items listed below are held in major archives, such as the British Library, the National Record Office at Kew (London), the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D.C.)  and elsewhere. The printed and published items are available through a variety of libraries and online databases, though many of the databases are accessible only by paid subscription. Check with your local university library to see whether they have a subscription (public libraries will not).
 
 
  Manuscript Primary Sources:
 
 
British Library, London    
      Additional 10617 – Seventeenth-century transcriptions of National Archives Public Record Office, Kings Bench 8/22–25  
         
      Additional 12065 – Sixteenth-century transcript of John Dudley’s Scaffold Speech  
         
      Additional 14024 – Seventeenth- or eighteenth-century transcriptions of Privy Council Register from reign of Edward VI  
         
      Additional 15215 – Anonymous sixteenth-century chronicle of Wyatt’s Rebellion  
         
      Additional 18738 – Letter from Privy Council dated 15 July 1553  
         
      Additional 22563 – 1833 transcript of letter from Privy Council to the Sheriff of Wiltshire in the name of Queen Jane, 7 July 1553  
         
      Additional 26748 – Minutes of the Privy Council for late-1553  
         
      Additional 33230 – Letter from officials in Kent noting they had proclaimed Mary as Queen, 19 July 1553  
         
      Additional 34152 – Letters from persons in Kent related to Wyatt’s Rebellion  
         
      Additional 48036 – Seventeenth-century transcript of Acts of Privy Council for Mary and Philip  
         
      Cotton Caligula B IX/1 – Notes on matters of the succession in England, 1556–1570  
         
      Cotton Galba B XII – Originals of letters from Edward and the Privy Council to the English Ambassadors in Brussels  
         
      Cotton Julius B IX – Register of Grants, etc. under the Great Seal, 1551–1553  
         
      Cotton Julius F VI – Sixteenth-century transcription of a fifteenth-century treatise against accession to the Crown by a woman and of proclamation of accession of Queen Jane  
         
      Cotton Titus B II – Letter from Mary to Earl of Sussex to raise forces in her defense, 29 July 1553  
         
      Cotton Vespasian F III – Mary’s proclamation against Sir Thomas Wyatt  
         
      Cotton Vitellius F XII – St Edmund’s Chronicle of London, 1189–1555  
         
      Egerton 2009–2012 – Four-volume set of madrigal, motets, etc. in four voices, including a ballad about Queen Jane  
         
      Egerton 2148 – Thomas Hoby’s ‘Booke of the Trauaile and lief of me’  
         
      Egerton 2642 – A sixteenth-century almanac, includes chronicle of events of 1553  
         
      Egerton 2986 – Letter from Francis Hastings reporting capture of Henry Grey, February 1554  
         
      Harley 284 – Contemporary transcript of John Dudley’s scaffold speech  
         
      Harley 353 – Contemporary copies of sixteenth-century letters and papers  
         
      Harley 416 – Papers of John Foxe, accessible only via British Library microfilm  
         
      Harley 422 – Papers of John Foxe, accessible only via British Library microfilm  
         
      Harley 424 – Papers of John Foxe, accessible only via British Library microfilm  
         
      Harley 425 – Papers of John Foxe, accessible only via British Library microfilm  
         
      Harley 523 – Contemporary copies of papers of the Privy Council for reign of Edward VI  
         
      Harley 2194 – Late-seventeenth-century transcript of records of Lords High Steward of England  
         
      Harley 2342 – Lady Jane Grey’s prayer-book. Accessible only via British Library microfilm. Sometimes on display in the British Library‘s ‘Treasures’ exhibition.  
         
      Harley 2370 – De Arte Moriendi, containing copy of Jane Grey’s letter to her sister, February 1554  
         
      Lansdowne 2 – William Cecil’s copy of Jane Grey’s letter to Thomas Harding  
         
      Lansdowne 3 – Original letters to and from the Privy Council, July 1553  
         
      Lansdowne103 – Papers of William Cecil, Lord Burghley  
         
      Lansdowne 104 – Papers of William Cecil, Lord Burghley  
         
      Lansdowne 198 – Royal Proclamations 1504–1642  
         
      Lansdowne 1236 – Original letters, including several under autograph signature of Queen Jane, 11 July 1553  
         
      Royal 12A XXVI – Late-seventeenth-century transcript of John Dudley’s speech from the scaffold  
         
      Royal 18C XXIV – Original register of all bills signed by King and Privy Council from 19 October 1551  
         
      Sloane 1086 – Book of heraldic emblems, including Grey family banner  
         
      Sloane 3011 – Regole et Institutioni della Lingua Thoscana, by Michelangelo Florio, inscribed to Lady Jane Grey  
         
         
    Cambridge University Library    
      Dd. XI.46, Regole de la lingua Thoscana by Michelangelo Florio  
         
         
    Corporation of London
Record Office
   
      The Repertories of the Court of Aldermen, 1485–1835  
 
    Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington , D.C.    
      Loseley L.b.24 – Letter from Queen Jane to Thomas Cawarden, 16 July 1553  
         
      Loseley L.b.341 – Letter from Queen Mary to Thomas Cawarden, January 1554  
         
      Loseley L.b.342 – Letters Patent of Edward VI granting offices to Thomas Cawarden  
         
      Loseley L.b.503 – Letter from Privy Council to Thomas Cawarden, 9 July 1553  
         
      Loseley L.b.504 – Letter from Henry Grey to Thomas Cawarden, 16 July 1553  
         
         
    National Archives at Kew, London    
      C 1/1289 – Records of lawsuit, related to Chancery 1/1301  
         
      C 1/1301 – Lawsuit catalogued as ‘time of Queen Jane’  
         
      E 101/631 – Inventory of John Dudley’s properties seized in August 1553  
         
      E 154/2 – Inventory of John Dudley’s properties seized in August 1553  
         
      E 154/6 – Inventory of John Dudley’s properties seized in August 1553  
         
      KB 8/22–25 – Documents related to trial of Jane and Guildford Dudley et al., 13 November 1553  
         
      LR 2/118 – Inventory of John Dudley’s properties seized in August 1553  
         
      LR 2/119 – Inventory of John Dudley’s properties seized in August 1553  
         
      LR 2/120 – Inventory of John Dudley’s properties seized in August 1553  
         
      SP 10/5/4–5, Extract 94/2/1–2 – Jane Grey’s letter to Thomas Seymour, 1548  
         
      SP 10/15/79 – Letters and papers of the reign of Edward VI  
         
         
    Hatfield House (UK)    
      Salisbury 1 – Drafts of diplomatic letters, July 1553  
         
      Salisbury 133 – Documents related to trial of Thomas Seymour, 1549  
         
      Salisbury 138 – Documents related to trial of Thomas Seymour, 1549  
         
      Salisbury 150 – Documents related to trial of Thomas Seymour, 1549  
         
      Salisbury 198 – Diplomatic letters, June and July 1553  
         
      All accessible only via microfilm at Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC) as Folger Shakespeare Library microfilms number 164, reels 1, 30, 39, and 52, or in the same format at the British Library (London).  
         
         
    Surrey History Centre, Woking (UK)    
      Loseley COR 3 – Original letters from Queen Jane and Privy Council to officials in Surrey  
         
      Loseley 2014 – Original letters from Queen Jane and Privy Council to official in Surrey  
         
      Loseley 6729/3 – Original letters under autograph signature of Queen Jane  
         
      Unclassified 1922 – Original copy of proclamation of accession of Queen Jane  
         
         
 
 
  Printed Primary Sources :  
 
   
Acts of the Privy Council of England, New Series, Vol. III . A.D. 1550–1552. Edited by John Roche Dasent. London: HMSO, 1891.
 
   
 
   
Anon. The life, death and actions of the most chast, learned, and religious lady, the Lady Iane Gray, daughter to the Duke of Suffolke Containing foure principall discourses written with her owne hands. The first an admonition to such as are weake in faith: the second a catechisme: the third an exhortation to her sister: and the last her words at her death. London: Printed by G. Eld, for John Wright, 1615. Accessible via Early English Books Online.
 
   
 
   
Ascham, Roger. The Scholemaster, or plaine and perfite way of teachyng children, to understand, write, and speake, the latin tong, but specially purposed for the private brynging up of youth in Jentlemen and Noble mens houses.... London: John Daye, 1570. Accessible via Early English Books Online.
 
   
 
   
Ascham, Roger. The Whole Works of Roger Ascham. Edited by J. A. Giles. New York: AMS Press, 1965; reprinted from edition of London: John Russell Smith, 1864.
 
   
 
   
Calendar of Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII, 1509–1545, Preserved in the Public Record Office, the British Museum, and Elsewhere in England. Edited by James Gairdner. London: Published for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Longman, l826 and Vaduz: Kraus Reprint, 1965.
 
   
 
   
Calendar of Letters and State Papers Relating to English Affairs, preserved principally in the Archives of Simancas, Vol. 1: Elizabeth I: 1558–1567. Edited by Martin A. Hume. Nendeln, Liechtestein: Kraus Reprints, 1971.
 
   
 
   
Calendar of Letters, Despatches, and State Papers relating to negotiations between England and Spain, Vol. XI: Edward VI and Mary. Edited by Royall Tyler. London: HMSO, 1916 and Nendeln, Lichtenstein, 1969.
 
   
 
   
Calendar of Letters, Despatches, and State Papers relating to negotiations between England and Spain, Vol. XII: Mary I: January–July 1554. Edited by Royall Tyler. London: HMSO, 1916 and Nendeln, Lichtenstein, 1969.
 
   
 
   
The Chronicle of the Grey Friars of London. Edited by John Gough Nichols. London: The Camden Society, 1852.
 
   
 
   
The Chronicle of Queen Jane, and of Two Years of Queen Mary, and especially of the Rebellion of Sir Thomas Wyat. Edited by John Gough Nichols. London: Camden Society, 1850.
 
   
 
   
Commendone, Giovanni Francesco. ‘Il Successi d’Inghilterra.’ The Accession, Coronation, and Marriage of Mary Tudor, as related in four manuscripts of the Escorial. Translated by Cesare V. Malfatti. Barcelona, 1956.
 
   
 
   
A conference between the Lady Jane Grey and F. Fecknam a Romish priest, concerning the blessed sacrament; whilest she was prisoner in the Tower of London, and was beheaded on the Green there, Feb. 12. 1554. Together with her behaviour and last speech and prayers at her suffering. London: 1688.
 
   
 
   
Edward VI. The ‘Chronicle’ and Political Papers of King Edward VI. Edited by W. K. Jordan. Ithaca: New York: Cornell University Press, 1966.
 
   
 
   
Edward VI. England’s Boy King: The Diary of Edward VI, 1537–1553. Edited by Jonathan North. Welwyn Garden City, UK: Ravenhall Books, 2005.
 
   
 
   
English Historical Documents 1485–1558. Edited by C. H. Williams. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1967.
 
   
 
   
Fabyan, Robert. The New Chronicles of England and France, in two parts. London: Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, 1811.
 
   
 
   
Florio, Michelangelo. Historia de la vita e de la morte de l’Illustrissima Signora Giovanna Graia, gia regina eletta a publicata d'Inghilterra. Middelburgh, Zeeland: Johan Radermacher, 1607.
 
   
 
   
Florio, Michelangelo. Regole de la Lingua Thoscana, edited by Giuliano Pellegrini. Firenze: Sansoni, 1954.
 
   
 
   
Foxe, John. Actes and Monuments of these latter and perillous dayes touching matters of the Church .... London: John Day, 1563.
 
   
 
   
Grey, Jane. Brief Confessional Writings: Grey, Stubbes, Livingstone and Clarksone. Edited by Mary Ellen Lamb. Vol. 2 of The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works, Series 1, Printed Writings, 1500–1640, Part 2, edited by Betty S. Travitsky and Patrick Cullen. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2001.
 
   
 
   
Grey, Jane. An epistle of the Ladye Iane a righte vertuous woman, to a learned man of late falne from the truth of Gods most holy word, for fear of the worlde. London: John Daye, 1554. Accessible via Early English Books Online.
 
   
 
   
Grey, Jane. ‘A French Letter Concerning Lady Jane Grey and Queen Mary’. In La révolte du conte de Warwick contre le roi Edward IV, edited by J. A. Giles. London: Caxton Society, 1849 and New York: B. Franklin, 1967.
 
   
 
   
Grey, Jane. Here in this booke ye haue a godly epistle made by a faithful Christian A comunication betwene Feckna and the Lady Iane Dudley. A letter that she wrote to her syster Lady Katherin. The ende of the Ladye Iane vpon the scaffolde. Ye shal haue also herein a godly prayer made by maister Iohn Knokes. London: Successor of A. Scoloker, 1554. Accessible via Early English Books Online.
 
   
 
   
Grey, Jane. The life, death and actions of the most chast, learned, and religious lady, the Lady Iane Gray,daughter to the Duke of Suffolke Containing foure principall discourses written with her owne  hands. The first an admonition to such as are weake in faith: the second a catechisme: the third an exhortation to her sister: and the last her words at her death. London: G. Eld, for John Wright, 1615 and London: I. Haviland for John Wright, 1636. Accessible via Early English Books Online.
 
   
 
   
Grey, Lady Jane. Memoirs and Literary Remains of Lady Jane Grey. Edited by Harris Nicolas. London: Henry Colburn, 1832.
 
   
 
   
Haynes, Samuel. A Collection of State Papers, relating to Affairs in the reigns of King Henry the Eighth, King Edward VI, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth, from the year 1542–1570. London: 1740.
 
   
 
   
Hayward, John. The Life and Raigne of King Edward the Sixth. Edited by Barrett L. Beer. Kent, OH and London: Kent State University Press, 1993.
 
   
 
   
Hoby, Thomas. ‘A Booke of the Travaile and Lief of Me, Thomas Hoby, w[i]th Diverse Things Woorth the Notinge.’ Edited by Edgar Powell. The Camden Miscellany, Vol. 10. London: The Royal Historical Society, 1902.
 
   
 
   
Letter and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of HVIII, Vol. XII, Part II. Edited by James Gairdner. London: HMSO, 1891 and Vaduz: Kraus Reprint, 1965.
 
   
 
   

Lettere di Principi, le qvali si scrivono o da principi, o a principi, o ragionano di principi. Libro Terzo. Venice: Appresso Giordano Ziletti. 1577.

 
       
   
Machyn, Henry. The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London, from A.D. 1550 to A.D. 1563. Edited by John Gough Nichols. London: The Camden Society, 1848.
 
   
 
   
Noailles, Antoine de, Mssrs. Ambassades de Messieurs de Noailles en Angleterre. 3 vols. Leyde: Dessaint and Saillant, 1763.
 
   
 
   
Original Letters Relative to the English Reformation. 2 vols. Edited by Hastings Robinson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1846 and 1847.
 
   
 
   
The Parliamentary History of England, from the earliest period to the year 1803. 30 vols. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Browne, 1806–1820.
 
   
 
   
Parliaments of England, 1213-1702, Part I: Members of Parliament. London, 1878.
 
   
 
   
Records of the Borough of Leicester, Being a series of Extracts from the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester, 1509–1603. Vol. 3. Edited by Mary Bateson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1905.
 
   
 
   
Speed, John. The history of Great Britaine under the conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans Their originals, manners, warres, coines & seales: with yesuccessions, lives, acts & issues of the English monarchs from Iulius Caesar, to our most gracious soueraigne King Iames. London: William Hall and John Beale, 1611. Accessible via Early English Books Online.
 
   
 
   
The Statutes of the Realm. Printed by command of His Majesty King George the Third. From Original Records and Authentic Manuscripts. Vol. 3. London: 1817.
 
   
 
   
Strype, John, ed. Ecclesiastical Memorials, relating chiefly to Religion and the Reformation of it, and the emergencies of the Church of England under King Henry VIII, King Edward VI, and Queen Mary. 3 vols. Translated by John Strype. London: John Wyat, 1721 and Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1822.
 
   
 
   
Wingfield, Robert. Vita Mariæ Reginæ. Edited and translated by Diarmaid MacCulloch. Camden Miscellany XXVIII, 4th series, vol. 29. London: Royal Historical Society, 1984
 
   
 
   
Wriothesley, Charles. A Chronicle of England during the Reign of the Tudors, from A.D. 1485 to 1559. Vol. 2. Edited by William Douglas Hamilton. London and New York: The Camden Society, 1872.
 
       
 
 

 

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