Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey

Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey

Alison Weir

i'm now a condemned traitor . . . i'm to die whilst i've got infrequently began to live.

Historical services marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir’s enchanting debut novel, respiring new existence into essentially the most major and tumultuous classes of the English monarchy. it's the tale of woman Jane Grey–“the 9 Days’ Queen”–a fifteen-year-old lady who unwittingly unearths herself on the middle of the non secular and civil unrest that just about toppled the fabled condo of Tudor through the 16th century.

The baby of a scheming father and a ruthless mom, for whom she is in simple terms a pawn in a dynastic video game with the top stakes, Jane gray used to be born through the harrowingly turbulent interval among Anne Boleyn’s beheading and the loss of life of Jane’s notorious great-uncle, King Henry VIII. With the untimely passing of Jane’s adolescent cousin, and Henry’s successor, King Edward VI, comes a fight for supremacy fueled by means of political machinations and deadly non secular fervor.

Unabashedly sincere and incredibly clever, Jane possesses a valid energy of personality past her years that equips her to climate the vicious typhoon. And notwithstanding she has no targets to rule, who prefer to immerse herself in books and spiritual reports, she is compelled to simply accept the crown, and through so doing units off a firestorm of intrigue, betrayal, and tragedy.

Alison Weir makes use of her unrivaled talents as a historian to brighten up the numerous dynamic characters of this majestic drama. besides woman Jane gray, Weir vividly renders her devious mom and dad; her much-loved nanny; the benevolent Queen Katherine Parr; Jane’s formidable cousins; the Catholic “Bloody” Mary, who will cease at not anything to grab the throne; and the protestant and destiny queen Elizabeth. Readers enterprise inside of royal drawing rooms and bedchambers to witness the power-grabbing that swirls round woman Jane gray from the day of her beginning to her unbearably poignant dying. blameless Traitor paints an entire and compelling portrait of this appealing younger girl, a devoted servant of God whose brief reign and short lifestyles could make her a legend.

“An outstanding debut. Weir exhibits ability at plotting and keeping stress, and she or he is obviously going to be a massive participant within the . . . ancient fiction game.”
–The Independent

“Alison Weir is one in all our best well known historians. In her first paintings of fiction . . . Weir manages her heroine’s voice brilliantly, respecting the past’s distance whereas conjuring a dignified and fiercely sleek spirit.”
–London day-by-day Mail

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