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The Other Extreme…

This post is in response to the ‘100 Word challenge’ here, where you will find a list of links to many other responses. The given subject is simply GREY.

This year saw the celebration of our Queen’s diamond jubilee – only the second such event in the history of the monarchy, the first, of course, being that of Queen Victoria. But what about the other end of the scale?

Queen of England for only nine days.

Nominated as the successor to the throne by a dying king aged just fifteen, she evidently accepted the crown with considerable reluctance. Certainly, she did not contend for it. This, however, did not save her from execution for treason, which she accepted with grace that only inspires awe.

Truly, an amazing woman.

Lady Jane Grey.

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