Jane Gray

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Before she was the famous "Nine Day's Queen", Lady Jane Grey was a Maid-of-Honor to Queen Catherine Parr

Early Life

Official letter of Lady Jane Grey signing herself as "Jane the Quene"

Official letter of Lady Jane Grey signing herself as "Jane the Quene"

TheExecution of Lady Jane Grey by KristinaGehrmann.deviantart.com on @deviantART

TheExecution of Lady Jane Grey by KristinaGehrmann on DeviantArt

In the Tudor era (and probably in the Middle Ages too) it was customary for the executioner to ask the condemned's forgiveness. It was supposed to show ... TheExecution of Lady Jane Grey

February 12, 1554: Lady Jane Grey Born. 18 years old, and Queen of England for only 9 days, Jane was almost entirely blameless of the crimes of which she was accused. Her scheming relatives had put her on the throne, and, in fact, it wasn't all that far-fetched. Edward VI had named her as his heir. But, in the end, it all boiled down to who could grasp the throne -- and keep it.

A Prayer from the Dying

February 12, 1554: Lady Jane Grey Born. 18 years old, and Queen of England for only 9 days, Jane was almost entirely blameless of the crimes of which she was accused. Her scheming relatives had put her on the throne, and, in fact, it wasn't all that far-fetched. Edward VI had named her as his heir. But, in the end, it all boiled down to who could grasp the throne -- and keep it.

Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey on her way to the scaffold.

Lady Jane Grey watching her Husband being Led to Execution, 1554 (engraving), English School, (19th century) / Private Collection

Lady Jane Grey watching her Husband being Led to Execution, 1554 (engraving), English School, (19th century) / Private Collection

I had freckles. I had sandy hair. I was too short. Would my feet even touch the ground if I sat on the throne? These are the words of lady Jane Grey, as imagined by celebrated author Ann Rinaldi. Jane

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I had freckles. I had sandy hair. I was too short. Would my feet even touch the ground if I sat on the throne? These are the words of lady Jane Grey, as imagined by celebrated author Ann Rinaldi. Jane

A scene depicting the mourners of Lady Jane Grey (1536/7-1554), English claimant to the English Crown, on the day of her death. The Tower (oil on panel), Grant, William James (1829-66) / Private Collection / Photo © Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London /

Lady Jane Grey Short-Lived Queen of England

Lady Jane Grey Short-Lived Queen of England