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Innocent Traitor characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Innocent Traitor ⚣ Author Alison Weir – A wrenching novel about the life and death of Lady Jane Grey one of the most complex and sympathetic figures in Tudor England by popular historian Alison Weir ideal forCousin of Edward VI Mary I and Elizabeth I she grew up to realize that she could never throw off the chains of her destiny Her honesty intelligence and strength of character carry the reader through all the vicious twists of Tudor power politics to her nine day reign and its unbearably poignant conclusi. I have read lots of books on Catherine Anne Boleyn Elizabeth Mary and of course Henry VIIIBut I haven't ventured into his other wives storieshistory yet nor any other Tudor relations And I really knew very little at all about Lady Jane Grey I really enjoyed her story and found her to be uite a resourceful characterLoved the part where she had to go to the Privy but was to scared to leave so she just lifted her skirts and let it go and hoped the dogs would be blamed As the reader we watch her grow from childhood to a young adultalthough at times I felt the author made Jane too old for the age that she was at At times I didn't know if she was 3 years old or 16 Also at times I found the flipping of Jane to her mother confusing And was her mother really that awful Or was this just how the author portrayed her These parents were down right horrible and my heart went out for Jane as well as the other two girls But other than that I really enjoyed the story told of Lady Jane Greybut since I didn't know the out come of her future it was a very sad surprise ending indeed

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Merely a pawn in a dynastic power game with the highest stakes she lived a life in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervourJane's astonishing and essentially tragic story was played out during one of the most momentous periods of English history As a great niece of Henry VIII and the. Lady Jane Grey 1537 1554 was born during the reign of Henry VIII to ambitious parents who trained her for an important position She was a uiet precocious girl who loved learning and was extremely well educated Jane was a Protestant who spent much of her time on religious studies Jane always felt that her parents were disappointed that she was not a boy After forcing Jane into a marriage that she did not want they hatched a plot to gain power in the royal courtHenry VIII's heir was Edward VI but he died at a young age Henry's daughter's Mary and Elizabeth were next in succession but they were considered bastards after Henry's marriages were annulled Lady Jane Grey's mother was a niece of Henry VIII Through some uestionable legal maneuvers Lady Jane became ueen for nine days Lady Jane had no wish to be appointed ueen but finally accepted it to prevent Mary a devout Catholic from taking the throne Mary fought back with a large army and a time of religious unrest and violence followedThis was a fascinating book about a lovely innocent girl who got caught up in other people's plans for power with tragic results It was also interesting how Henry VIII's decision to break with Rome eventually snowballed into a religious bloodbath Alison Weir brought history to life in this excellent historical novel

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Innocent TraitorA wrenching novel about the life and death of Lady Jane Grey one of the most complex and sympathetic figures in Tudor England by popular historian Alison Weir ideal for fans of Wolf HallLady Jane Grey was born into times of extreme danger Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother for whom she was. Lady Jane Grey born either 1536 or 1537 was highly gifted precocious and intelligent but she was born into a time when her life was constrained by her parents and their machinations at the royal court Her birth was a disappointment to her parents who like most medieval parents had longed for a son although they soon pinned their hopes on her marrying Henry VIII's son Edward VI But during Edward's final illness their choice for Jane changed due to the machinations of John Dudley Duke of Northumberland and Edward's Regent and she was betrothed to the Duke's own son Guildford Dudley Jane was of course Edward's cousin and had been named his successor to the throne apparently after much 'handling' by the Duke One of the few joys in Jane's short life was the two years which she spent as a lady in waiting to ueen Katherine Parr Henry VIII's last wife Upon Katherine's death in 1548 Jane was unceremoniously and unwillingly returned to her family home It was then that Jane met tutor to Elizabeth I Roger Ascham Ascham noted Jane's complaint about her parents “For when I am in presence either of father or mother; whether I speak keep silence sit stand or go eat drink be merry or sad be sewing playing dancing or doing any thing else; I must do it as it were in such weight measure and number even so perfectly as God made the world; or else I am so sharply taunted so cruelly threatened yea presently sometimes with pinches nips and bobs and other ways which I will not name for the honour I bear them so without measure misordered that I think myself in hell till time come that I must go to Mr Elmer; who teacheth me so gently so pleasantly with such fair allurements to learning that I think all the time nothing whiles I am with him And when I am called from him I fall on weeping because whatsoever I do else but learning is full of grief trouble fear and whole misliking unto me And thus my book hath been so much my pleasure and bringeth daily to me pleasure and that in respect of it all other pleasures in very deed be but trifles and troubles unto me” Roger Ascham was so impressed with Jane's intelligence that he set up correspondence between her and many learned men in England and Europe A staunch Protestant she would correspond and debate with them on various subjects including theology Edward VI died on July 6 1553 and the unwilling Jane's famously short reign as ueen began on July 10th ending on July 19th when Mary I was named the true monarch and Jane was charged with treason Her sad life ended on Tower Green in Tower of London on 12th February 1554Alison Weir has selected a tragic heroine for her first historical fiction novel but I felt that she doesn't impart much personality into any of her characters You are getting the facts but there's not a lot a feeling here Of course you'd have to be a rock not to feel for Jane's situation or to dislike Frances Brandon Jane's mother but I did not feel the characters speaking to me I loved the nurse Mrs Ellen who unlike her parents actually loved Jane and was with her from a very early age right up until the moment of her death While the cover exhorted me to cry for Jane I did not but I have felt an overwhelming sense of sadness for this young girl since I read her story While I would recommend that you read this novel because it provides much historical detail I can only rate it 35★