Lady Jane Grey has often been called the 'Tudor Pawn' but to see her as one whose life was simply moved around by others is totally inadequate. In order to understand the full tragedy and triumph of her life it is vital to grasp the far-reaching political and religious changes that were shaking England at the time. The Reformation touched the whole population; from palace to university; from emerging town to peasant cottage.
Like a complicated jigwas, the pieces come together to give a picture of a girl with outstanding natural abilities, whose strength of character and remarkable faith shine out despite the darkness that often surrounded her. Executed at sixteen, Jane paid an awful price for a throne she did not seek.