Faking Jane

de Lisle, Leanda
September 2009
New Criterion;Sep2009, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p77
The article reports on the faking of a letter about the doomed teenage heroine Lady Jane Grey. It states that the fake 16th-century letter was published first in Richard Patrick Boyle Davey's1909 biography of Jane. The author said that the intention of Davey for his fraud is merely to add color to his narrative and to give his readers the kind of Jane they wanted.


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