Jane Grey Biography

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Even though she died at the age of only sixteen and left behind a relatively small body of work--some carefully crafted letters, a prayer, a theological debate, and a dying speech--Lady Jane Grey is one of the best-known women of sixteenth-century England. Sometimes called the "nine days' queen," she is best known for her political position in the dynastic struggle of 1553 and for her steadfast Protestantism. But she is also known today--and was known in her own century--for her writings that expressed that vehement faith. Grey accomplished most of these writings in the last six months of her life, while a prisoner in the Tower of London for her unwilling part in the attempted coup of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, to replace Mary Tudor on the throne with Grey herself. In February 1554 Grey was executed. Her writings demonstrate her concern with what constituted an appropriate religious life...

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