What is Lady Jane Grey?

  • (noun): Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554).
    Synonyms: Grey

Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554), married name Jane Dudley, also known as The Nine Days' Queen, was 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.

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... Ancestors of Lady Jane Grey 16 ... John Grey of Groby 8 ... Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset 17 ...

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