A Further Note on the Date of Birth of Lady Jane Grey
by J Stephan Edwards in 'Notes and Queries'

The Sisters Who Would Be Queen
by Leanda de Lisle - published 19 January 2009

Unknown woman, formerly known as Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey) owned by the NPG on display at Montacute House

Copy of Portrait of Princess Elizabeth discovered

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Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide


471st Anniversary of the birth of Lady Jane Grey

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Welcome to the Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide. The aim of this site is to provide a guide to the location of information about Lady Jane Grey, the nine days queen, including primary accounts, paintings, her own writings, legends, media representations and a general bibliography.

Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey, born in October 1537, was the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk, granddaughter of Mary Tudor and great niece of Henry VIII. Edward VI was persuaded by John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, to change the succession decreed by Henry VIII and leave the crown to Lady Jane, therefore ensuring the continuation of the Protestant religion by preventing the succession of the catholic daughter of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor. Also, as Lady Jane was married to Northumberland's youngest son, Guildford, this meant that Northumberland retained his influence over the crown.

Lady Jane reigned for only nine days in July 1553 before Mary Tudor succeeded to the throne. Lady Jane was imprisoned in the Tower of London until a plot to prevent Mary marrying Philip of Spain, involving the Duke of Suffolk, led to her execution, at the age of 16, on February 12 1554. For more information about Lady Jane Grey, see Links .

Thank you to all those who have allowed me to link to their Lady Jane Grey websites to illustrate various paintings and engravings.

The Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide blog aims to keep up to date with all the news relating to the nine days queen.

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