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Written by Carolyn
(8/21/2004 4:24 p.m.)
She probably became mistress of the king in late 1475 or 1476. Edward did not discard her as he did many of his mistresses, and their relationship lasted until Edward's death in 1483. Perhaps because Jane was than a pretty, she was witty and intelligent.
From Pepys' Diary: She figured much in 16th-century literature, notably in the Mirrour for Magistrates (tragedy), and in Thomas Heywood’s Edward IV.”
The Mirrour for Magistrates appears to be a multi-volume History of England in play & poem format (I haven't come across actual copy of the work nor of Heywood's Edward IV)
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