Friday, February 12, 2016

A peacock for Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey was executed on this day, 12 February, in 1554 after a reign of nine days as Queen of England.

She was born and spent most of her life at Bradgate, her family's estate in Leicestershire.

Today the ruins of the house can be found in Bradgate Park. The estate was privately purchased from the Grey family and given to the people of Leicestershire by Charles Bennion in 1928.

Here, in her honour, is a peacock climbing on those ruins.

1 comment:

wolfi said...

Another crazy story from the English Royals ...
I'll never understand why the English still cling to their Monarchy.
is there an explanation - not too long, please?
maybe a link to a study?