My Lady Jane True Story: Who was 'real-life' Lady Jane Grey & why was she executed?

Titled My Lady Jane, the historical drama is based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name and will be released on Amazon Prime Video.

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Bridgerton fans are all set to witness another historical drama based on the British monarchy. Titled My Lady Jane, the historical drama is based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. Following the novel's storyline, the makers have given a fictional & comic twist to Lady Jane Grey's real-life history. Talking about My Lady Jane Character's guide, the fictional twist to real-life character features Emily Bader as Lady Jane Grey, Edward Bluemel as Lord Guildford Dudley, Jordan Peters as King Edward VI, Anna Chancellor as Lady Frances Grey, Rob Brydon as Lord Dudley, Dominic Cooper as Lord Seymour, Jim Broadbent as Lord Leicester, Will Keen as Duke of Norfolk, Kate O'Flynn as Princess Mary and more in the leading roles. Keeping the comical and fictional story aside, the question arises who was real-life Lady Jane Grey, and why was she executed? Below is everything you need to know about My Lady Jane True Story- 

Who was 'real-life' Lady Jane Grey?

Going by the archives and historical information available on the British monarchy, Lady Jane Grey was a studious teen. She succeeded her cousin King Edward VI to the crown in 1553 but was dethroned by his half-sister Mary just nine days later and beheaded the following year, aged 16 or 17.

Lady Jane Grey was the eldest daughter of Henry Grey, 2nd Duke of Suffolk, and his wife, Frances Brandon. As per reports, Jane was born at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire in October 1537. Another study says that Jane Grey was born somewhat earlier, possibly in London, sometime before May 1537 or between May 1536 and February 1537. 

Why was Jane Grey executed at the age of 17?

As per reports, after King Edward's death she was proclaimed queen. She was given precedence over Henry VIII's daughters, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth. Two weeks after the death of her brother, Mary, who had the support of the English people, claimed the throne, which Jane relinquished, having reigned for only nine days. Jane, her husband Lord Guilford Dudley, and her father were imprisoned in the Tower of London on charges of high treason. Jane and her husband were later beheaded over high treason. 

About My Lady Jane

Coming back to My Lady Jane, it will be available for streaming on June 27, 2024, on Amazon Prime Video. The official synopsis reads, "Are you ready for an epic tale of true love, high adventure, regicidal maniacs, deadpan heroism, devious intrigues, swashbuckling swordfights, a soupçon of magical realism and oodles of sex? Of course you are. Welcome to My Lady Jane."

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