Lady Jane Grey, Simonetta Carr, Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012. Hardcover, 64 pages, $18.00.
Like many of you, my family and ecclesiastical roots are in the Netherlands. As a result, I tend to know a lot about Dutch church history and comparatively little about happenings across the North Sea. Prior to reading this book, I knew nothing about Lady Jane Grey, though I did know something of some of the other characters involved in her life such as Henry VIII and Edward VI. This book, written for children, is an excellent way to expand our church history horizons.
Lady Jane Grey briefly took the throne of England after the death of the Protestant boy-king Edward VI in 1553. It was his wish that she would rule instead of his step-sister Mary. Lady Jane Grey was a Protestant too; she loved the gospel and would have strengthened the work…
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