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Today in History: February 12

Slide 1 of 12: Lady Jane Grey, (1537-1554), Queen of England for only nine days in 1553, was imprisoned and beheaded on Tower Green for sanctioned reasons.

1554: Lady Jane Grey executed for treason

Lady Jane Grey, who had claimed the throne of England for nine days, and her husband, Guildford Dudley, are beheaded after being condemned for high treason.

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