Which Royal do you feel the most sorry for?
The Royal I feel most sorry for Lady Jane Grey…or Queen Jane…For 9 days…
That’s right doggo…The Lady Jane Grey was only Queen for 9 days.
Jane was the great-granddaughter of Henry VII ( 7th not 8th) through his younger daughter Mary (Henry the 8ths sister) and was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI. (Son to King Henry the 8th).
In June 1553, Edward VI wrote his will, nominating Jane and her male heirs as successors to the Crown, in part because his half-sister Mary was Roman Catholic, while Jane was a committed Protestant and would support the reformed Church of England, whose foundation Edward claimed to have laid. The will removed his half-sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, from the line of succession on account of their illegitimacy, subverting their claims under the Third Succession Act.
This year for the first time ever, I finally headed down and went tot the Gumeracha Medieval Fair and I did not regret one moment of it. Even with the completely windy way we had to take to get up there (I get motion sickness, windy roads are a big “Ewww”)
Oh it was lovely and so authentic and the people that dressed up there really inspired me. My favourite part had to be the Knights or the “Sirs” that took up the sword-fighting.
Gumeracha Medieval Fair
South Australia doesn’t really seem to get big festivals and a lot of the music festival are pulling out more and more, due to “lack of sales”. Even though when the big acts do come out here, they do really well. It was such a lovely day despite the time of year, the weather held out and it was all very magical. It really inspired me to get some kind of costume together foe next year! Except I don’t know what to go as, so that means that I’ve been looking through some of the websites…
And of course there is always eBay… http://www.ebay.com.au/bhp/medieval-costumes