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||Jane Grey was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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|Queen of England (disputed)
10 Jul 1553 - 19 Jul 1553 (9 days)
Lady Jane Grey, The Nine Days Queen
At 16, Lady Jane Grey was put on the throne by unscrupulous politicians, notably John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland (her father-in-law). Her execution aroused universal sympathy.
The country, however, regarded Mary, Henry VIII's eldest daughter, as their queen. Upon the death of Edward VI she fled to Norfolk when Lady Jane was recognized as queen. But a few days later she returned in a triumphal entry into London.
Supporters of Lady Jane melted away and she was arrested.
Jane and her husband were arraigned for high treason on 14 Nov 1553. She pled guilty and was sentenced to death. They were both beheaded on 12 Feb 1554.
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