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Social Studies

Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days' Queen of England

Learn about the political and religious situation that pushed this remarkable young woman to claim the throne of Tudor England.
Christy Knockleby
191 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 9 learners
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Class Experience

Tudor England has always fascinated me, but I became interested in Lady Jane Grey while doing research for my class on pirate history. Many of her supporters were investing in an expedition to send a ship south to Africa at the point in which Edward VI was dying. Such a business opportunity would become illegal under the reign of Mary Tudor, because it contradicted a Catholic understanding that the Spanish and the Portuguese were to split the southern seas between them without worries about other European competition. Reading about that got me curious about the other political and economic implications of the Edward's death and I turned to academic sources to find more information.
Students are invited to do additional reading about Lady Jane Grey after class and have the option of submitting a written report to me within two weeks of taking the class.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I may show paintings such as the one used for this class description in which hint at impending violence. We will be discussing Lady Jane Grey's death. There may be brief, non-explicit mention of people being tortured. There may be some discussion of King Henry VIII's marriages and the accusations of bigamy and incest that were made around his first two marriages.


Christy Knockleby
Lives in Canada
Homeschooling Mother, Perpetual Bookworm, Author
191 total reviews
152 completed classes

About Me

I am a homeschooling mother of three. I have a B.A. in political theory and many years experience teaching online. I've also studied theology and written a book titled A Secular Bible Study as well as a young adult novel titled The Edge of the... 
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