Jane Grey

Jane Grey (1537 - 1554)

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Jane "Nine Days Queen" Grey aka Queen of England
Born in Bradgate, Leicestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of and
Wife of — married (to ) in Durham House, London, Englandmap
Died in Tower Green, Tower of London, London, Englandmap
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Categories: Royalty | House of Tudor | Protestant Martyrs of the English Reformation | 16th Century | Prisoners of the Tower of London | This Day In History February 12 | This Day In History May 21 | Beheaded | Notables.

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Jane Grey was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Preceded by
Edward VI
Queen of England (disputed)
10 Jul 1553 - 19 Jul 1553 (9 days)
Succeeded by
Mary I

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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.


b. Oct 1537 Bradgate Manor, Leicestershire[1]
10 Jul 1553: Proclaimed queen.[1]
19 Jul 1553: Deposed[1]
m. Guildford Dudley, son of John Dudley, 21 May 1553 Durham House, London[1]
d. 12 Feb 1554[1]
Burial: Tower Of London[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ashley, Mike (2008). A Brief History of British Kings & Queens. Philadelphia: Running Press Book Publishers. Print.
  • Pedigree Resource File CD 49. Salt Lake City: Intellectual Reserve, Inc. 2002
  • S3 Ancestral File (TM). LDS June 1998 (c), Repo:R1

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On 9 Feb 2013 at 01:55 GMT Kevin Sands wrote:

This lady should be a HSA.

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