Talk:Lady Jane Grey

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coronated? surely crowned or enthroned is better? Or perhaps this is a cultural/language difference thing.

Tiff 09:05, 21 Jul 2005 (CDT)

Possibly -- the difficulty is knowing exactly

  • what was done


  • what (traditionally ought to have been done, in all the circumstances. The Crown, as such, was not available to her father, nor (it would seem likely) would the Throne itself have been. At this remove it looks likely that she was declared, to a "public" audience, and then locked away until she agreed to her husband being king. Which never came to pass.

Can you suggest a better word ? --Simoncursitor 09:28, 21 Jul 2005 (CDT)

Hmm. Crowned really does mean more than just getting a piece of metal on your head, it means being offficially acknowledged and blessed as ruler. Perhaps this is a good time to use passive (or whatever it was called) tense. eg "as she never had a coronation ceremony" or something similar?

It's just coronated grades on me so. As badly as reading she "lighted the fire" several times in an edited book the other day.

(nice article by the way) Tiff