Thursday, November 13, 2014

1553: The Trial of Jane Grey and Accomplices

Signature of Lady Jane Grey, signed 'Jane the Quene', during her brief tenure on the throne of England. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.

On this day in 1553, the usurper Lady Jane Grey, her husband Guildford Dudley, and his brothers Ambrose and Henry Dudley, were all tried for treason at the London Guildhall on the orders of Queen Mary I. Archbishop Cranmer was also tried there as well.