How did Lady Jane Gray die


 

M.he exhibition on the life and work of the "Queen for nine days" is to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the execution of Lady Jane Gray on February 12, 1554. Since her death on the scaffold in the Tower of London, the tragic fate of the sixteen-year-old Queen has fascinated people posterity with the shortest reign in English history.
 
A.As the opposite queen to the rightful heir to the throne, the Catholic Mary Tudor, Lady Jane was supposed to be after the death of King Edward VI. in July 1553 to protect the interests of the Protestant nobility. Against her will she became a pawn in the fight for the English throne, was forced by her family into an office to which she did not feel entitled or called. But after just a few days, the overwhelming expressions of sympathy for Mary Tudor brought the queen against her will for her crown. A rebellion against the impending wedding of Queen Mary (who went down in history as "Bloody Mary") to Philip of Spain, son and heir to Emperor Charles V, sealed Jane's fate.
 
L.ady Jane Gray had a special fate from her birth as a member of the royal family. However, she owes her fame first to her extraordinary eagerness to learn, which earned her the reputation of a child prodigy, as well as her unshakable faith, which let her die as a Protestant martyr.
 
D.he exhibition in the foyer of the Siegen University Library shows the historical background and life of Lady Jane Greys from her childhood to her death on February 12, 1554 using portraits and book prints from five centuries. Further exhibits document the posthumous formation of myths and legends around Lady Jane Gray in visual arts and literature, as well as her continued life on stage and canvas.