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Lady Jane Grey (1537-54) The Nine Days Queen. After the death of her ardently Protestant cousin Edward VI, Jane was proclaimed queen of England by her ambitious father-in-law the Duke of Northumberland, although her claim was week. The claim of Henry VIII's elder daughter prevailed and she was crowned Mary I. Jane was beheaded 12 February 1554. Wood engraving c1900.

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Lady Jane Grey (1537-54) The Nine Days Queen.   After the death of her ardently Protestant cousin Edward VI, Jane was proclaimed queen of England by her ambitious father-in-law the Duke of Northumberland, although her claim was week. The claim of Henry VIII's elder daughter prevailed and she was crowned Mary I.  Jane was  beheaded 12 February 1554. Wood engraving c1900.