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The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to Lady Jane Grey, whom he places on the throne after Edward dies. At first hostile to each other, Guildford and Jane fall in love. But they cannot withstand the course of power which will lead to their ultimate downfall. Written by Samantha Santa Maria <TE7441667@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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7 February 1986 (USA)  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$277,646 (USA)
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The film portrays Jane as a dark eyed, dark haired girl when in actuality, Lady Jane Grey was very fair with blond hair and light eyes. She was described as very pleasant looking except for her freckles, which were considered unbecoming on a young lady at the time. See more »

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Although the movie clearly has rewritten history to make a romance, in reality Jane and Guilford never lived in their own home, nor did they ever live as man and wife in the short time they were together; within a month of the marriage Jane was crowned Queen (and refused to crown Guilford King), and 9 days later they were both in prison, lodged in separate towers, and never had contact again. See more »

Quotes

Jane: You gave them all that money and they just threw it back at you?
Guilford: Money? Do you know what's happened to the value of money?
Jane: No.
[Guilford slides Jane a coin]
Guilford: What's that?
Jane: A penny.
Guilford: No, it isn't. It's a shilling.
Jane: It can't be, shillings are made of silver.
Guilford: Should be, used to be. But not now.
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Very memorable
9 May 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies where after you turn it off, it sticks with you. The acting is exquisite and the whole movie is executed with sensitivity. After watching it, I felt like I had to know more about Lady Jane Grey's real story. The truth, as the history books tell it, isn't quite as pretty or romantic as the movie made it seem, but other than that it is very historically accurate as most period piece movies go. I would strongly recommend this film (10 stars!) and would see it over again.


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