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This portrait, once believed to be of Jane Grey, but now it is thought to be of Catherine Parr, shows the beauty of Tudor fashion. Magnificent!
Catherine Parr by Anonymous, 16th century. Katherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. She had a caring and motherly nature, was very well educated for a women of her time and was really smart. Henry was 51-years-old when they married; she was 31 (just 4 years older than Mary, Henry´s daughter, who became a good friend of her) Birth: 1512 Married: 12 July 1543 Widowed: 28 January 1547 Died: 5 September 1548 after giving birth to her first child, a girl named Mary.
Lady Jane Grey, Queen for 9 days. According to Edward VI's last will, she was due tosucced him on the throne, even though she didn't want to, believing that Mary, daughter of Henry the VIII, had more right. Mary was acclaimed queen in stead of her, and had her imprisoned and executed.
Miniature of Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554). Her married name was Jane Dudley, and she's also known as The Nine Days' Queen. An English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England from 10 July until 19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed. The great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his younger daughter Mary, Jane was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI.
Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554), also known as the Nine Days Queen. She ruled England from 10 July until 19 July 1553 until Queen Mary I rightfully took the throne. Although she never had any ambition for the throne and was a victim of powerful lords, she was still executed at the Tower of London.
This very rare image of the ‘nine day Queen’ by Lucas de Heere was owned by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Lady Jane is shown as a girl in her family home of Bradgate, in Leicestershire, before her ascension to the throne. Caught up in the scheming of various factions at court, the teenaged Lady Jane was used as a puppet to block the claims of the Catholic Mary Tudor. Ousted from the throne, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London in 1554.