Guilford Dudley (Cary Elwes) & Lady Jane Grey (Helena Bonham Carter) in Lady Jane, 1986  Costume designers Sue Blane and David Perry

Guilford Dudley (Cary Elwes) & Lady Jane Grey (Helena Bonham Carter) in Lady Jane, 1986 Costume designers Sue Blane and David Perry

Miniature of Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554).  Her married name was Jane Dudley, and she's also known as The Nine Days' Queen. An English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England from 10 July until 19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed. The great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his younger daughter Mary, Jane was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI.

Miniature of Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554). Her married name was Jane Dudley, and she's also known as The Nine Days' Queen. An English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England from 10 July until 19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed. The great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his younger daughter Mary, Jane was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI.

Lady Jane Grey, engraving published 1620, possibly based on an earlier painting

Lady Jane Grey, engraving published 1620, possibly based on an earlier painting

TheExecution of Lady Jane Grey by KristinaGehrmann.deviantart.com on @deviantART

TheExecution of Lady Jane Grey by KristinaGehrmann.deviantart.com on @deviantART

A list of people buried at the Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula inside the Tower of London.  Includes Bishop John Fisher, Sir Thomas More, George Boleyn, Queen Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell, Queen Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Gray among many others.

A list of people buried at the Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula inside the Tower of London. Includes Bishop John Fisher, Sir Thomas More, George Boleyn, Queen Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell, Queen Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Gray among many others.

Lady Jane Gray. She was queen of England for nine days, only to have her throne taken by Mary I. She was ultimately killed because she refused to convert to Catholicism, holding fast to her Protestant faith. She is regarded as one of the best educated women of her time. And her story was included in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. The detailed report of her execution shows her meekness, presence of mind, and extreme, resolute courage.

Lady Jane Gray. She was queen of England for nine days, only to have her throne taken by Mary I. She was ultimately killed because she refused to convert to Catholicism, holding fast to her Protestant faith. She is regarded as one of the best educated women of her time. And her story was included in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. The detailed report of her execution shows her meekness, presence of mind, and extreme, resolute courage.

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