The Tragedy of Lady Jane Grey

The execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche, 1833

The childhood home of the unfortunate Lady Jane Grey, executed in 1554, was discovered this summer in the remains of a stone foundation in Leicestershire. The finding shines a light on the brief existence of the teenage noblewoman who was declared queen of England but ruled for only nine days.

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have been working at the Bradgate Park ruin since 2015 to unearth its…