(1537–54), niece of Henry VIII; queen of England July 9-19, 1553. In 1553, to ensure a Protestant succession, John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, forced Jane to marry his son and persuaded the dying Edward VI to name Jane as his successor. She was deposed by forces loyal to Edward’s (Catholic) sister Mary and was executed the following year.
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