Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey)(1537-1554), Proclaimed Queen 1553
Sitter associated with 57 portraits
Protestant claimant to the throne. She was the granddaughter of Henry VIII's sister Princess Mary, and in 1533 married Lord Guildford Dudley, son of the Duke of Northumberland. Under Northumberland's influence Edward VI willed her the crown. The sixteen-year old Jane was proclaimed queen at his death in 1533 and reigned for nine days until captured by supporters of Mary Tudor. She was executed in the aftermath of Wyatt's rebellion.
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by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, 1862
printed for Richard Chiswell
line engraving, late 17th century