Jane Grey

Queen of England Jane Grey

Full Name: Lady Jane Grey
Profession: Queen of England


Biography: Jane Grey was an English noblewoman best known as the "Nine Day's Queen" for her brief period on the English throne.

She was chosen by King Edward VI's closest advisors in an effort to prevent Mary I from ascending the throne. Jane Grey was seen as an excellent Protestant choice, whereas Mary was a staunch Catholic likely to act against the Reformation.

Grey remained on the throne only from the 10th of July until the 19th. She was then deposed by a military force arranged by Mary, who subsequently took the throne and ultimately had Grey executed.

Born: October 13, 1537
Birthplace: Bradgate, England
Star Sign: Libra

Died: February 12, 1554 (aged 16)
Cause of Death: Executed and beheaded for high treason

Married Life

  • 1553-05-21 Lady Jane Grey (15), later English queen for 9 days, marries Lord Guildford Dudley (18)

Historical Events

  • 1553-07-10 Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, proclaimed Queen of England, succeeds Edward VI, who proclaimed his half-sisters illegitimate. Reigns for nine days.
  • 1553-07-19 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days
  • 1553-11-13 English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason
  • 1554-02-12 Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason
  • 1715-04-20 Nicholas Rowe's play "The Tragedy of Lady Jane Grey" premieres in London

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