"Declaring to them my insufficiency, I greatly bewailed myself for the death of so noble a Prince, and at the same time, turned myself to God, humbly praying and beseeching him, that if what was given to me was rightly and lawfully mine, his divine Majesty would grant me such grace and spirit that I might govern it to His glory and service and to the advantage of this realm."
And so, begrudgingly, Lady Jane Grey accepted her new title - Queen of England, though even she knew it was not her right to take.
Meanwhile, Mary Tudor had declared herself the rightful Queen of England just the day before, after being brought the news of her brother's death. On this day she wrote a letter to the privy council, announcing her sadness in the King's death, but her great joy in becoming Queen. In the letter she asked for the council's allegiance and service to her - completely unaware that Lady Jane Grey was being thrust upon the throne in her place.
So, of course, trouble lay ahead for poor little Jane Grey. At only roughly sixteen years old, she was being given a title that she neither wanted nor truly deserved, and she would have to pay for it with her own blood. In one day, she would be pronounced Queen, and on 19 July, she would be torn down again by Mary Tudor and her followers.