Lady Jane Grey – Nine Day Queen of England

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There have been times in history when young people accomplished incredible deeds of courage and valor. One of these was the remarkable teen-ager, Lady Jane Grey.

Lady Jane Grey also known as The Nine Days Queen of England, was de facto monarch of England for just over a week in 1553.

Executed on 12 February 1554, Lady Jane Grey’s claimed rule of less than two weeks in July 1553 is the shortest rule of England in the history of the country.

Lady Jane had a reputation as one of the most learned women of her day, and she has been described as having one of “the finest female minds of the century.”  She was fluent in French, Italian, Latin, and Greek, and could also read Hebrew. She was a real child prodigy. Through the teachings of her tutors she became a reformer.

Born around 1537, Jane was the eldest daughter…

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