Lady Jane Grey: England’s "Nine Day Queen"

Lady Jane Grey was queen of England for 9 days, making hers the shortest monarchy in Britain’s history. As a granddaughter of Henry VIII, Jane was fifth in line for the English throne. However, her cousin, Edward VI, knowing he was dying, nominated her as his successor because she was Protestant. These were turbulent times in an England rent with religious factionalism. The direct successor was Mary, Henry’s daughter by his first wife. She was Catholic. Many felt that the succession must follow the rule of law, and Mary’s supporters won the day. Jane was surplus to requirements and was executed on 19th July 1553.


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Lady Jane Grey was queen of England for 9 days, making hers the shortest monarchy in Britain’s history. As a granddaughter of Henry VIII, Jane was fifth in line for the English throne. However, her

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09 Oct

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