Factual error: The film strongly implies that John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, keeps his head (literally) by converting to Catholicism. In fact, he was executed well before Lady Jane Grey was.
Factual error: In the scene where Lady Jane Grey is told she is now Queen of England, it shows her with her husband Lord Guilford Dudley, when in actuality he was not with her at the time. Also in that same scene, where they show her having the crown put on her head, did not actually happen until she was in the Tower of London.
Trivia: In the movie, when we first see Lady Jane Grey, we see a painting of Helena Bonham Carter as Jane. The portrait this was based on was long believed to be the only known portrait of Lady Jane but is now reclassified as Henry VIII's last wife, Catherine Parr. It is in the National Portrait Gallery, London, England.
Guilford: Tell me, did you see his chest?
Jane: Yes, it was marked.
Guilford: No, it wasn't. It was branded. A mark burnt into him with a red-hot iron.
Guilford: The brain is a brittle organ, Jane. The slightest pressure and it snaps. It's not wrapped up in a little heart.
Guilford: I thought, you see I wondered: Now that we're together, how on earth are we going to spend the days?
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