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.
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.
"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?