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Lady Jane Grey

Christian Biographies for Young Readers

By Simonetta Carr

Hardcover. 64 Pages


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Although she ruled England for less than two weeks and was executed for treason at the age of sixteen, Lady Jane Grey has been admired for generations for her courage and faithfulness to the Gospel.  In this addition to the Christian Biographies of Young Readers series, Simonetta Carr tells Lady Jane Grey's story of intrigue and explains its context: the tumultuous politics of Reformation England.  Maps, photographs, and beautiful illustrations decorate the narrative, helping young readers visualize what life was like in sixteenth-century England.  More importantly, they will learn the story of an extraordinary young girl who understood that she was saved only by the mercy of God and the merits of the blood of Jesus Christ.

Ideal for ages 7-12.


“We don’t know the exact date or place of Jane’s birth. We know that she was born sometime in 1537 and spent most of her life in a large country home in a forest area called Bradgate Park. Her mother, Frances, was the king’s niece, and her father, Harry, was a rich nobleman who was interested in the latest studies and discoveries..."


The short life and remarkable testimony of Lady Jane Grey is one of the extraordinary stories of Christendom. As a grandmother of twelve, I am grateful for a book that shows young readers the power of the gospel in the life of a young girl and that inspires them to live for God’s glory.
- Susan Hunt, pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, speaker, and author of numerous books for women and children, including Heirs of the Covenant and Big Truths for Little Kids

Jane Grey was one of the most remarkable young people in English history. Not only was she frighteningly bright but she stood up for herself in an age when girls were meant to be submissive. Most of all, despite being all alone, she defended her Christian beliefs vigorously and refused to abandon her faith in Jesus Christ, even though she knew that would mean she would be beheaded.
- Eric Ives, Emeritus Professor of English History at the University of Birmingham, and author of the definitive study Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery