by Florence Stevenson (1922 - 1991)

Northumberland to battle went
Language: English 
Northumberland to battle went
with bold five hundred strong.
He took the road to Norfolk,
a turn so very wrong.

Lord Dudley would die in August
and swift the days would pass,
while Mary reigned in London,
a proper queen at last.

Lady Jane will lie in prison
till a Monday dawns full clear.
Odd that the sun should shine
so bright upon a day so drear. 

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