Lady Jane Grey was the great grand-daughter of King Henry VII and was proclaimed Queen of England at the age of just 16 after her cousin, the protestant King Edward VI (son of Henry VIII), died. She was actually 5th in line to the throne and Edward's half-sister Mary (daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon) was actually next in line but was out of favour with Edward for being a Catholic, whereas Jane was a protestant. However, the country rose in favour of Mary and just nine days after Jane became Queen, Mary was proclaimed the new Queen of England and some 7 months later, Jane was beheaded. Hence Lady Jane Grey also being known as 'the Nine Days' Queen', with the shortest reign of any English monarch, before or since.
This cross stitch design features a portrait of the nine days' Queen with her coat of arms and birth and death dates.
This mini cushion counted cross stitch kit includes: 14HPI white aida fabric, ready-sorted DMC Stranded Cotton Threads on a numbered and symboled card sorter, needle, backing fabric, b&w symbol chart and full instructions (cushion filler not included).
Design size: 6" x 7" (15.2cm x 17.8cm).