Name: Anne Grey
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Change Date: 1 OCT 2008
Dau of George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent.
In June 1536 Anne Grey, Lady Hussey, wife of the former chamberlain of Mary's household, was sent to the Tower for conspiring to secure Mary's ...
('Triumphs of English': Henry Parker, Lord Morley, Translator to the Tudor ...by Marie Axton, James P. Carley, David Starkey. 2000. Page 64.)
Several persons were at the same time committed to the Tower on the charge of holding private intercourse with the lady Mary, and styling her ' princess? after the prohibition issued against it : among these was lady Hussey, and her examination, taken August 3rd, is still preserved. Various ensnaring interrogations were put to lady Hussey, as " How often she had repaired to the lady Mary since she had lost
the name of princess? Whether she was sent for, and on what occasion she went? Whether she knew that the lady Mary was justly declared by law to be no princess, and yet had so called her ? What moved her so to do ? Whether she had received any tokens or messages from the lady Mary; and what persons, at that time, visited her at Hunsdon?"
The replies are short and unequivocal, ? the language of one who felt she had done nothing wrong, yet sensible of the danger incurred. She stated, " She had visited the lady Mary only once since the king had discharged her from Beaulieu, and that was when lord Hussey came up to parliament at the last Whitsuntide, and the visit then was altogether accidental."
She owned " she had inadvertently called the lady Mary twice by the title of princess, not from any wish to disobey the law, but simply from her having been so long accustomed to it." She confessed having received a trifling present from the lady Mary. Among the persons who visited the disinherited princess at Hunsdon, she deposed, was lord Morley.
Dead by 11 April 1543 when there was a lease of Woodhead, Rutland, in the King's hand by reason of the death of Anne lady Hussey, relict of John late lord Hussey attainted (Letters and Papers, Hen. ...
(CP, page 18)
Anne, Lady Hussey is mentioned as one of Mary's attendants which position she lost about Jun 1534 and was imprisoned in Aug 1534 in the Tower of London for a time for having called Mary 'Princess' after the King had forbidden the use of that title. She is also suspected of not thinking the marriage with Catalina of Aragon unlawful. She asked for the King's pardon 3 Aug 1554 and was released before 18 Dec 1534. Following his wife's imprisonment and observing the King's erratic behavior when the Pope refused to allow him to divorce Catalina, John Hussey began to waver in his loyalty to the King. He was scheduled to go to Rome in 1534 to intercede with the Pope on behalf of Henry, but the trip was cancelled.
Father: George Grey
Mother: Catherine Herbert
John Hussey b: 1465
- Bridget Hussey b: 1525
- Ann Hussey
- Elizabeth Hussey
- Text: The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England edited by Antonia Fraser
Published in 1975 by Book Club Associates
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Author: Jorge H. Castelli