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Jane Grey

Born 1537
Died 1554
Daughter of Henry Grey Duke of Suffolk and Frances Brandon


  • Queen of England for just nine days from July 10th to 19th 1553.
  • She was the great-grand-daughter of Henry VII.
  • In 1553 she married Lord Guildford Dudley who was son of the Duke of Northumberland.
  • Edward VI had named Jane as the next queen instead of his sisters Mary and Elizabeth.
  • When Edward died Jane reluctantly accepted the crown.
  • She had the support of the people and the Lord Mayor of London.
  • She was arrested by supporters of Mary and quickly executed on Tower Green in 1554.


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