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Lady Jane Grey

  • Interesting Facts, Timeline and information about Lady Jane Grey in Elizabethan Times
  • Short Biography and Timeline about the life of Lady Jane Grey - Queen for Nine Days
  • Facts and Brief History of Lady Jane Grey
  • The execution by beheading of Lady Jane Grey

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Lady Jane Grey

 

Short Biography of the life of Lady Jane Grey - Queen for Nine Days
The following biography information provides interesting basic facts and history about the life Lady Jane Grey:

  • Nationality - English
  • Lifespan - 1537 - 1554
 
 
 
  • Born: 12 October 1537
  • Married: Guildford Dudley, the son of John Dudley Died: Lady Jane Grey was executed by beheading on 12th February 1554
  • Family connections of Lady Jane Grey - Daughter of Henry Grey and Frances Brandon (the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk). Her Mother Frances Brandon was the daughter of Mary Tudor ( Sister of Henry VIII ) Jane Grey was the granddaughter of Mary Tudor and great niece of King Henry VIII.
  • Education - Educated at Hatfield by tutors from Cambridge University. Edward VI, Princess Elizabeth and her sisters Catherine and Mary Grey shared the same tutor
 
  • Died: Lady Jane Grey was executed by beheading on 12th February 1554
  • Family connections of Lady Jane Grey - Daughter of Henry Grey and Frances Brandon (the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk). Her Mother Frances Brandon was the daughter of Mary Tudor ( Sister of Henry VIII ) Jane Grey was the granddaughter of Mary Tudor and great niece of King Henry VIII.
  • Education - Educated at Hatfield by tutors from Cambridge University. Edward VI, Princess Elizabeth and her sisters Catherine and Mary Grey shared the same tutors
  • Religion - Protestant
  • Career - Queen for Nine Days
  • Famous for : Her tragic short reign as the puppet Queen of England and subsequent execution by beheading
  • Character of Lady Jane Grey : Intelligent and devout
 
 

Short Biography of the life of Lady Jane Grey - Queen for Nine Days
Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for just Nine Days from Monday 10th July 1553 to Wednesday 19th July 1553. King Edward VI was  a devout Protestant and King Henry VIII's only son, died of tuberculosis and he left the throne to 'the Lady Jane and her heirs male.' Lady Jane Grey was the puppet of her ambitious parents and the powerful Dudley family. She was proclaimed Queen of England and the Protestant Queen Jane and her husband Guildford Dudley were taken in full state from Syon House to the Royal Apartments in the Tower of London. On 19th July 1553 Queen Jane was deposed as Queen, she raised no objection - the Catholic Princess Mary was the rightful heir. Lady Jane Grey and her husband were imprisoned in the Tower. On 12th February 1553 Lady Jane Grey and her husband Guildford Dudley were executed at the Tower of London. Lady Jane watched her husband go from the Beauchamp Tower to his death on Tower Hill, a few hours before her own execution on the Green. Jane's death warrant was signed by Queen Mary later known as 'Bloody Mary' for her persecution of Protestants. Lady Jane Grey was just 17 years old.

Information, Timeline, Facts & History about the life of Lady Jane Grey
The following are additional facts about the life, timeline and history of Lady Jane Grey:

  • Lady Jane Grey was born on 12 October 1537 in Bradgate Park near Leicester
  • Lady Jane Grey was the daughter of Henry Grey and Frances Brandon (the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk)
  • Her mother, Frances Brandon, was the daughter of Mary Tudor ( Sister of Henry VIII )
  • Lady Jane Grey was the granddaughter of Mary Tudor and great niece of King Henry VIII
  • Lady Jane Grey was educated at Hatfield by tutors from Cambridge University
  • The young King Edward VI, Princess Elizabeth and Jane's sisters Catherine and Mary Grey shared the same tutors
  • Edward Seymour was the Lord Protector of England and Governor of the King's Person during his minority until he reached the age of eighteen
  • Edward Seymour was deposed by John Dudley, 1st Earl of Warwick, and executed in January 1552
  • The young King Edward was a sickly boy, it was believed that he suffered from from tuberculosis. It was clear that he would die young
  • Ambitious John Dudley arranged for the marriage of his son to Guildford Dudley to Lady Jane Grey
  • Dudley then persuaded the young King Edward to name Lady Jane Grey as his heir
    • Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeth had both been declared illegitimate
    • The next in line to the throne was Edward's aunt, Lady Frances Brandon  who was the daughter of King Henry's younger sister Mary by Charles Brandon the 1st Duke of Suffolk
    • Lady Frances Brandon had married Henry Grey and their daughters were Lady Jane Grey, Catherine Grey and Mary Grey
    • John Dudley believed that Lady Jane Grey would be a 'Puppet Queen' which would allow John Dudley to continue his supremely powerful positionwhen King Edward died
  • It is rumoured that Dudley cruelly prolonged the illness of Edward who was in excruciating pain, in order to prepare for the succession of Lady Jane Grey
  • 1553 - King Edward VI died of tuberculosis on 6 July 1553 and he left the throne to 'the Lady Jane Grey and her heirs male.'
  • 1553 - Insurrection was led by Henry Grey, duke of Suffolk whose daughter, Jane is married to the son of John Dudley, Lord Guildford Dudley, as part of a plot to alter the succession
  • Monday 10th July 1553 - Lady Jane Grey was Proclaimed Queen of England (Queen for just Nine Days)
  • 19th July 1553 Queen Jane was deposed as Queen
  • Monday 23 August 1553 - John Dudley was executed on Tower Hill
  • 6 July 1553 - Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, is proclaimed Queen of England
  • Lady Jane Grey and her husband Guildford Dudley are imprisoned in the Tower of London - Mary was inclined to show them clemency
  • Thursday 25th January - the Wyatt Rebellion. The failed rebellion led to only one conclusion - that Lady Jane Grey must die
  • 1554 12th February 1554 - Lady Jane Grey and her husband Guildford Dudley were executed at the Tower of London
 

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