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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.
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: Lady Jane Dudley or The Nine Days' Queen. The great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his younger daughter Mary, Jane was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI.
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.