Lady Jane Grey (EL105)
Artist: Unknown artist
Tragic Lady Jane Grey is remembered in British history as the monarch with the shortest reign… just nine days. Lady Jane Grey was the eldest daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk and she was the great-grand-daughter of Henry VII. She was proclaimed Queen after the death of her cousin, the protestant King Edward VI, son of Henry VIII. She was actually fifth in line to the throne, but was his personal choice as she was a Protestant. Lady Jane was beautiful and intelligent. She studied Latin, Greek and Hebrew and was fluent in French and Italian. However the country rose in favour of the direct and true royal line, and the Council proclaimed Mary queen some nine days later. Unfortunately for Lady Jane, her advisors were grossly incompetent, and her father was partly responsible for her untimely execution as he was involved in an attempted rebellion.
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