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  1. The sensibility of the English were very much in favor of the Kings Daughter by his first wife whom the church had blessed. They remained loyal to the Spanish Queen and her daughter even though the Man in Charge Edward VI had named Jane Grey his heir. I understand that Jane was used and misused by her father in law and pushed to take the Crown as the King had wished for his first cousin….but to say Mary had no choice but to murder her cousin seems very inhuman and that sounds like the Church and Inquisition – THINK. Mary could have sent her to France or Germany or a nunnery. YES?

  2. I am sorry to tell you the Spinola description of Jane is a fake as I revealed in The Sisters Who would be Queen ( a biog about Jane and her sisters) and revealed more in Tudor The Family Story. I discuss it in episode 3 of BBC 4 England’s Forgottoen Queen. Sad it isn’t true!

  3. The engraving by Van Passe is being challenged by the Jane Grey specialist Dr Edwards. He believes it’s just a copy of the portrait of Katherine Parr in the NPG.

  4. Sunny Rowe

    The one Starkey identified is too heavy boned to be the dainty, light, small Jane. Plus she us older. I agree the Streatham portrait is most likely Jane.

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