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Lady Jane Grey, "The Nine Days' Queen," Beheaded (1554) Options
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Lady Jane Grey, "The Nine Days' Queen," Beheaded (1554)

A tragic figure in English history, Lady Jane Grey was a pretty, intelligent young girl whose life was cut short due to the political machinations of those closest to her. When she was just 15, she was wed to the son of a duke. Her father-in-law then persuaded the dying King Edward VI, still a boy himself, to name Lady Jane his successor. She reigned for just nine days before stepping down. Though she was convicted of high treason, she might never have been executed had her father not done what? More...
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The Protestant rebellion of Thomas Wyatt the younger in January 1554 sealed Jane's fate, although she had nothing to do with it. Wyatt's rebellion was a revolt precipitated by Queen Mary's planned marriage to the future Philip II of Spain. Jane's father, the Duke of Suffolk, and his two brothers joined the rebellion, which caused the government to go through with the verdict against Jane and Guildford. Their execution was first scheduled for 9 February 1554, but was then postponed for three days so that Jane should get a chance to be converted to the Catholic faith. Mary sent her chaplain John Feckenham to Jane, who was initially not pleased about this.[27] Though she would not give in to his efforts "to save her soul", she became friends with him and allowed him to accompany her to the scaffold.
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I enjoyed the very special sense of humour that led you to write about the young queen who was BEHEADED the "Her life was CUT SHORT."
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There ought to be a special name for a friend that accompanies you to be executed, but then you won't be hanging out with them for long so perhaps not.

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