The Execution Of Lady Jane Grey

Published May 14, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017
Published May 14, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Execution Lady Jane Grey Paul De La Roche

Painted by Paul Delaroche in 1833, the soon-to-be fallen maiden is Lady Jane Grey, whose innocence was stolen from her just as quickly as her marriage. Grey bore the title of England’s queen for a mere nine days before her 1554 execution. While he waited 300 years to paint a dramatization of the subject matter, where Delaroche gains in emotional effect he loses in historical accuracy. For example, the snowy queen’s execution did not take place indoors; rather, the open air of Tower Green.

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