Feb 12, 1554 Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of England for thirteen days, is beheaded on Tower Hill. She was barely 17 years old.                                                                                                                                                      More

Lady Jane Grey

Feb 12, 1554 Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of England for thirteen days, is beheaded on Tower Hill. She was barely 17 years old. More

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey (detail) by Paul Delaroche, 1833

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey (detail) by Paul Delaroche, 1833

Lady Jane Grey(1536/1537–Feb 12,1554),also known as The Nine Days' Queen from 10 July-19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed.According to the account she recited Psalm 51 (Have mercy upon me, O God).The executioner asked her forgiveness,which she granted him."Will you take it off before I lay me down?",and the axeman answered:"No, madam."She then blindfolded herself.With her head on the block,Jane spoke the last words of Jesus:"Lord, into thy hands I commend my spirit!"She was then…

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Lady Jane Grey(1536/1537–Feb 12,1554),also known as The Nine Days' Queen from 10 July-19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed.According to the account she recited Psalm 51 (Have mercy upon me, O God).The executioner asked her forgiveness,which she granted him."Will you take it off before I lay me down?",and the axeman answered:"No, madam."She then blindfolded herself.With her head on the block,Jane spoke the last words of Jesus:"Lord, into thy hands I commend my spirit!"She was then…

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.

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

"Jane" carved into the wall of a room in the Beauchamp Tower in the Tower of London. It is believed (no absolute proof available) that it was carved by Guildford Dudley, husband of Lady Jane Grey. They were both executed (along with a number of other people) for trying to put Jane on the throne.

"Jane" carved into the wall of a room in the Beauchamp Tower in the Tower of London. It is believed (no absolute proof available) that it was carved by Guildford Dudley, husband of Lady Jane Grey. They were both executed (along with a number of other people) for trying to put Jane on the throne.

Earliest known engraving of Jane Grey and was done by Wyngarde. It is said to have been done from a picture by Holbein, which has since been lost.

Earliest known engraving of Jane Grey and was done by Wyngarde. It is said to have been done from a picture by Holbein, which has since been lost.

Tower Green, The place of execution of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Lady Jane Grey and others.

The Ghosts of The Tower of London

Tower Green, The place of execution of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Lady Jane Grey and others.

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