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 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.