Definition of Lady Jane Grey from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Lady Jane Grey

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(1537-54) queen of England for nine days in 1553. She was a great-granddaughter of Henry VII and a Protestant. She was 15 years old when the Duke of Northumberland persuaded her to marry his son and persuaded the king, Edward VI, to name her as the next queen instead of his Roman Catholic sister, Mary I. Jane became queen when Edward died, but was soon put in prison by supporters of Mary, and was later killed in the Tower of London.