My Lady Jane > what a strange and silly book! I have to say, I'm enjoying this take on British history.

My Lady Jane > what a strange and silly book! I have to say, I'm enjoying this take on British history.

Guilford Dudley (Cary Elwes) & Lady Jane Grey (Helena Bonham Carter) in Lady Jane, 1986  Costume designers Sue Blane and David Perry

Guilford Dudley (Cary Elwes) & Lady Jane Grey (Helena Bonham Carter) in Lady Jane, 1986 Costume designers Sue Blane and David Perry

Lady Jane Grey was born October 1537 in Bradgate, England. When Edward died on July 6, 1553 she was proclaimed queen. She was the titular queen of England for nine days in 1553. She reluctantly allowed herself at age 15 to be put on the throne by unscrupulous politicians; her subsequent execution Edward VI's sister, Mary Tudor, on Feb. 12, 1554 aroused universal sympathy.

Lady Jane Grey was born October 1537 in Bradgate, England. When Edward died on July 6, 1553 she was proclaimed queen. She was the titular queen of England for nine days in 1553. She reluctantly allowed herself at age 15 to be put on the throne by unscrupulous politicians; her subsequent execution Edward VI's sister, Mary Tudor, on Feb. 12, 1554 aroused universal sympathy.

Miniature of Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554).  Her married name was Jane Dudley, and she's also known as The Nine Days' Queen. An English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England from 10 July until 19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed. The great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his younger daughter Mary, Jane was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI.

Miniature of Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554). Her married name was Jane Dudley, and she's also known as The Nine Days' Queen. An English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England from 10 July until 19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed. The great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his younger daughter Mary, Jane was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI.

Lady Jane Grey, engraving published 1620, possibly based on an earlier painting

Lady Jane Grey, engraving published 1620, possibly based on an earlier painting

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

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

Tower Green, The place of execution of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Lady Jane Grey and others.

The Ghosts of The Tower of London

Tower Green, The place of execution of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Lady Jane Grey and others.

Lady Jane Gray. She was queen of England for nine days, only to have her throne taken by Mary I. She was ultimately killed because she refused to convert to Catholicism, holding fast to her Protestant faith. She is regarded as one of the best educated women of her time. And her story was included in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. The detailed report of her execution shows her meekness, presence of mind, and extreme, resolute courage.

Lady Jane Gray. She was queen of England for nine days, only to have her throne taken by Mary I. She was ultimately killed because she refused to convert to Catholicism, holding fast to her Protestant faith. She is regarded as one of the best educated women of her time. And her story was included in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. The detailed report of her execution shows her meekness, presence of mind, and extreme, resolute courage.

A list of people buried at the Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula inside the Tower of London.  Includes Bishop John Fisher, Sir Thomas More, George Boleyn, Queen Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell, Queen Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Gray among many others.

A list of people buried at the Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula inside the Tower of London. Includes Bishop John Fisher, Sir Thomas More, George Boleyn, Queen Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell, Queen Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Gray among many others.

Lady Jane Grey was pronounced Queen of England on this day 9th July, 1553 in succession to Edward VI. Her reign lasted only nine days. Her successor was Mary I

Lady Jane Grey was pronounced Queen of England on this day 9th July, 1553 in succession to Edward VI. Her reign lasted only nine days. Her successor was Mary I

Lady Jane Grey, the ill-fated Nine Day Queen.

Secret portrait of the 'nine-day' Queen found

"Jane" carved into the wall of a room in the Beauchamp Tower in the Tower of London. It is believed (no absolute proof available) that it was carved by Guildford Dudley, husband of Lady Jane Grey. They were both executed (along with a number of other people) for trying to put Jane on the throne. I find this quite poignant -- in prison, awaiting execution, this young man chose to commemorate his wife, not himself. Evidence of true love?

"Jane" carved into the wall of a room in the Beauchamp Tower in the Tower of London. It is believed (no absolute proof available) that it was carved by Guildford Dudley, husband of Lady Jane Grey. They were both executed (along with a number of other people) for trying to put Jane on the throne. I find this quite poignant -- in prison, awaiting execution, this young man chose to commemorate his wife, not himself. Evidence of true love?

Lady Jane Grey: great-granddaughter of Henry VII, cousin of Edward VI; ruled for 9 days

Lady Jane Grey: great-granddaughter of Henry VII, cousin of Edward VI; ruled for 9 days

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