"Jane Grey is a subject I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while, but there weren’t contemporary depictions of her to work from," Saladin noted. "I landed on using this 18th-century engraving of her, which is said to be a copy of a lost contemporary work."
She recounts the ghastly fate that befell Grey:
"Jane was only 17-years-old when she was executed in 1554. She is known commonly as “The Nine Days' Queen” — ruling England and Ireland between the 10th and 19th of July, 1553. Edward VI nominated the Protestant Jane and her descendants to be his heirs, leaving his Catholic half-sister Mary out of the succession."
"Viewing Jane as a usurper, Mary quickly raised an army and marched on London as Jane was awaiting coronation. After Mary I was installed as queen on July 19th, Jane was deemed too dangerous to the crown to live. Both Jane and her husband Lord Guildford Dudley were executed on Feb. 12, 1554."