Editors. "Lady Jane Grey is executed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14869, accessed 06 July 2015.]
Lady Jane Grey is executed. With a claim to the throne of England through her grandmother, who was younger sister to Henry VIII, she had been named in Edward VI's Will as his successor; however, on his death, Mary Tudor's supporters had proved more powerful. Lady Jane Grey was to gain a romantic posthumous reputation as England's Nine Days' Queen.
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