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Lady Jane Grey

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Lady Jane Grey Famous memorial

Birth
England
Death
12 Feb 1554 (aged 16)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial
Wapping, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Memorial ID
1971 View Source

British Royalty. Queen of England. Jane was the daughter of Henry Grey, Marquis of Dorset (later Duke of Suffolk) and Frances Brandon, a niece of Henry VIII. Jane married Guildford Dudley in May of 1553. She then became the unwitting pawn in the schemes of the Duke of Northumberland, her father-in-law, to prevent the Catholic Princess Mary from gaining the throne and to see his own son as King. The Duke was able to convince the seriously ill Edward VI to name Jane as his successor. She reigned as Queen for 9 days.  She and her husband were taken into custody by Mary's forces on 20 July 1553, and remained in the Tower of London until their execution for treason in 1554.

British Royalty. Queen of England. Jane was the daughter of Henry Grey, Marquis of Dorset (later Duke of Suffolk) and Frances Brandon, a niece of Henry VIII. Jane married Guildford Dudley in May of 1553. She then became the unwitting pawn in the schemes of the Duke of Northumberland, her father-in-law, to prevent the Catholic Princess Mary from gaining the throne and to see his own son as King. The Duke was able to convince the seriously ill Edward VI to name Jane as his successor. She reigned as Queen for 9 days.  She and her husband were taken into custody by Mary's forces on 20 July 1553, and remained in the Tower of London until their execution for treason in 1554.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1971
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1971/jane-grey: accessed ), memorial page for Lady Jane Grey (30 Sep 1537–12 Feb 1554), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1971, citing Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Wapping, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .