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Notes for LADY JANE DE GREY:
Crowned Queen of England July 10, 1553 after Edward VI disinherited in sisters.Reign lasted only 8 or 9 days (until Mary I could get her forces back together).Beheaded a year later.A movie ("Lady Jane") was made in 1985 of her story.
Queen of England for nine days, born in Bradgate Park, near Leicester, a great-granddaughter of King Henry VII and daughter of Henry Grey, duke of Suffolk and 3Rd marquess of Dorset (died 1554).When Lady Jane was 15 years old, England's powerful lord chamberlain John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, arranged a marriage for her with his son, Guildford Dudley (1554).The duke's purpose of the ailing young king, Edward VI, so that he could continue to control the country through her.Edward approved the marriage and secured witnesses to a deed declaring Lady Jane his successor.Upon the death of the king, on July 6, 1553, Lady Jane was proclaimed queen, but Edward's half sister, Mary Tudor, contested the succession. Lady Jane was subsquently imprisoned in the Tower of London.She and her husband were accused of treason, and both were beheaded on February 12, 1554.
More About LADY JANE DE GREY:
ACCEDED: July 10, 1553
CAUSED BY DEA: February 12, 1553/54, Was accused of treason and beheaded
BURIED: Tower Of London, Chapel Royal, London, MIddlesex, England
Fact 13: Great Granddaughter of Henry VII, King Of England.
More About LORD GUILLDFORD DUDLEY:
CAUSED BY DEA: Beheaded
BURIED: St. Peter and Vincula, Tower Of London, England