Lady Jane Grey declining the english crown by Robert Smirke.
Lady Jane Grey (c.1536 – 1554) was an English noblewoman and the de facto Queen of England for nine days. She was the eldest surviving daughter of Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and his wife Frances Brandon.
Her maternal grandmother was Mary Tudor Brandon, the younger sister of Henry VIII. Jane Grey is one of the most popular figures of the Tudor period.
One reason for this is that there are no contemporary, clearly identified portraits of her. Also, there are no contemporary descriptions of Jane.
Jane Grey claimed in 1553 for a short time the title of Queen of England. Since then, she has been dubbed The Nine Days’ Queen or The Thirteen Days’ Queen.
Engraved by William Bromley, from Hume’s The History of England, circa 1793.
The Escape of Charles II after the battle of Worcester. Charles as William Jackson riding with Jane Lane to Bristol.
Dame Française de la suite de Marie Stuart. Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements.
Anne of Cleves (1515 – 1557) was the fourth wife of the English King Henry VIII.
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