Famously known as the ‘nine day queen’, Lady Jane Grey was executed at the Tower at the age of 17. Despite being fifth in line to the throne, Jane was personally chosen by her cousin, and then king King Edward VI, due to her being a protestant unlike catholic Mary, the rightful heir. However, despite fears that Mary would likely take England back into the catholic faith, the country rose in favour of the direct and true royal line, and the council proclaimed Mary queen some nine days later - a decision that cost Jane her life.
London’s castle. Mighty fortress. Royal palace. Infamous prison.
Almost 1,000 years since its inception, the Tower of London, with its spellbinding history steeped in mystery and intrigue, still has the capacity to both fascinate and horrify.