This very rare image of the ‘nine day Queen’ by Lucas de Heere was owned by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Lady Jane is shown as a girl in her family home of Bradgate, in Leicestershire, before her ascension to the throne. Caught up in the scheming of various factions at court, the teenaged Lady Jane was used as a puppet to block the claims of the Catholic Mary Tudor. Ousted from the throne, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London in 1554.

A very rare image of the ‘nine day Queen’, Lady Jane Grey, by Lucas de Heere Marlborough, The teenaged Lady Jane was used as a puppet to block the claims of the Catholic Mary Tudor. Ousted from the throne, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London in

Showaddywaddy. 70's teddy boy pop kings, the Leicester based 8 piece boasted two lead singers, two bassists and two drummers!

teddy boy pop kings, the Leicester based 8 piece boasted two lead singers, two bassists and two drummers!

The Tudor Gatehouse, Castle Street, Leicester, c1955. Francis Frith.

The Tudor Gatehouse, Castle Street, Leicester, Francis Frith.

map of Leicestershire made with cities, towns and village names

map of Leicestershire made with cities, towns and village names

Essoldo Cinema, Granby Street. Demolished.

Essoldo Cinema, Granby Street. Demolished.

Belgrave Gate, 1969.

Belgrave Gate, 1969.

St Margaret's church from Churchgate.

St Margaret's church from Churchgate.

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