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by Alison Weir

  • ISBN: 0786294590
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Alison Weir
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr (June 20, 2007)
  • Pages: 679
  • ePub book: 1146 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1907 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 145

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Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey is a historical novel by Alison Weir, published in 2007. It is the story of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days in 1553.

Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey is a historical novel by Alison Weir, published in 2007.

I've read several of Alison Weir's non-fiction books and have liked them very much. This one, "Innocent Traitor:: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey" is her debut into historical fiction. The story of King Henry VIII's great-niece, Lady Jane Grey, is an interesting although sad one. The times in which she lived were turbulent in England and who would be the heir to the throne was always uppermost in royalty's minds. Henry VIII's son, Edward, was king for a short time until his death from tuberculosis.

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Along with Lady Jane Grey, Weir vividly renders her devious parents; her much-loved nanny; the benevolent .

Along with Lady Jane Grey, Weir vividly renders her devious parents; her much-loved nanny; the benevolent Queen Katherine Parr; Jane’s ambitious cousins; the Catholic Bloody Mary, who will stop at nothing to seize the throne; and the protestant and future queen Elizabeth. Readers venture inside royal drawing rooms and bedchambers to witness the power-gr. Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir’s enthralling debut novel, breathing new life into one of the most significant and tumultuous periods of the English monarchy.

A Novel of Lady Jane Grey. It is the story of Lady Jane Grey– the Nine Days’ Queen –a fifteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself at the center of the religious and civil unrest that nearly toppled the fabled House of Tudor during the sixteenth century.

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Even students of British history who know how this story ends will find this fictionalized version (that is solidly based on historical facts) a riveting and even mesmerizing read. Author Alison Weir masterfully tells the life story of Jane Grey, known as the nine-day queen of England. The great-niece of King Henry VIII, Jane was the eldest of three daughters in a time when only sons were wanted. She was physically and emotionally abused by her mother, but found solace in books and learning--highly unusual for a young girl of these times. But her life only gets worse. When her marriage is consummated, she is brutally raped by her husband.

The entire book is written in the first person but from the viewpoint of several people, including Lady Jane Grey; Mrs. Ellen, her loving and trusted nursemaid; Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, Jane's hateful mother; Queen Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII who took an interest in Jane; and John Dudley, the man who wrested the crown, albeit temporarily, from Princess Mary, the rightful heir.

The book is filled with the gossip, intrigue and conspiracies of court life with such vivid descriptions that the story just pops--making you feel as if you're living in the middle of it. In the author's note at the end of the book, Alison Weir writes: "It is my sincere hope that the story that has unfolded in these pages has both enthralled and appalled you, the reader." It did both magnificently.
Amis Amis
I've read several of Alison Weir's non-fiction books and have liked them very much. This one, "Innocent Traitor:: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey" is her debut into historical fiction. The story of King Henry VIII's great-niece, Lady Jane Grey, is an interesting although sad one. The times in which she lived were turbulent in England and who would be the heir to the throne was always uppermost in royalty's minds. Henry VIII's son, Edward, was king for a short time until his death from tuberculosis. Lady Jane's parents had made an attempt to groom Jane for court life, but Jane was more interested in studying and reading along with her devotion to her Protestant faith.. Jane's father was ambitious for her and her mother was physically and verbally abusive and spent her time at court rather than with her family. She was in hopes of seeing Jane married to Edward the king, but Jane wasn't all that interested at the age of 14. She was forced into a marriage by her mother with another young man that she had no desire for.

The story of Lady Jane Grey's short nine days as queen is brought to life by the author. Each chapter is narrated by a different character, and although some of the incidents in the book are fictitious, the history itself and characters are all accurate. If you like Tudor history this is a good book, although Lady Jane Grey's short life ended tragically.
FRAY FRAY
My library has many of Alison Weir's books of history, but I was looking for a "first novel" by someone who writes history.
Lady Jane Grey is one of the Brit rulers of whom very little has been written, so with a touch of fiction she fills in the spaces and turns poor Lady Jane into a realistic personage. No research has been spared to do this, and like a few other history novelists, at the end of the book she explains where fiction was needed to flesh out the story.
Kadar Kadar
I think there are a lot of us that find the story of Lady Jane Grey, the 16 year-old girl who was Queen of England for nine short days; only to be tried as a traitor and beheaded by Queen Mary so she (Mary) could marry Prince Philip of Spain - intriguing and incredibly sad.

I was of the generation that saw the movie about Lady Jane with Helena Bonham Carter and cried at the end of the movie, but relieved to know that at least she found true love with her arranged marriage to Guildford Dudley before she died. Nothing could have been further from the truth and is an excellent example of Hollywood altering historical facts to make a motion picture.

Lady Jane was an incredibly intelligent girl who liked nothing more than to read or focus on her studies. Her parents didn’t understand her and her mother, in particular, was more often than not, quick with a beating, whipping, or withholding meals until her “willful” child obeyed. Although it was historically appropriate for parents to treat their children with (what to our modern eyes) excessive and cruel punishments, even the contemporaries of Jane Grey felt her parents were unduly harsh with her.

Lady Jane grew up knowing she was the living proof that her mother failed in producing a son and heir for her husband. But she couldn’t understand why her cold and heartless mother could lavish attention on the second daughter, Katherine, and spare none for her. In a time when people born with birth defects were either left to die or secluded somewhere out of sight, the third daughter, Mary, a hunchback, was given the same education (very extraordinary in those times) as her sisters (educating women was still frowned upon). So Jane saw that her parents were even tolerant of her youngest sister where they had zero tolerance for her. Of her parents, she is recorded as saying, “when I am in the 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 anything 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) ... that I think myself in hell.”

The only true happiness she knew was when she was sent to be one of Catherine Parr’s ladies. She found a kind and loving mother-figure in Catherine and relished her time with the fortunate last wife of King Henry the Eighth. This happiness was cut short when Catherine died and, although she was retained in the household by Thomas Seymour (who was working with Jane’s parents to be proposed as a bride for Edward; Henry the 8th’s son), but was eventually retrieved by her parents when it was secretly made known that Edward was dieing.

Jane was then embroiled in a fantastic scheme to put her on the throne and have Princess Elizabeth and Princess Mary passed over after Edward’s impending death. Everything was done without her consent and she was a pawn in the hands of the people who should have protected her. She was married against her wishes (only capitulating after severe beatings) to the spoiled, childish Guildford Dudley; who threw tantrums and ran to his mother. Such was her disgust with this child-man, that when he begged to see her before his death, she refused.

This story is Alison Weir’s venture into Fiction. The story is told in the first-person narrative from different viewpoints; her mother, her teachers, herself, and gives us insight into what was possibly going on in the heads (and hearts) of those involved at the time. The historical material is all incredibly true and due to Ms. Weir’s incredible research, you are given probably what is the closest thing we have to the inner thoughts and feelings of the people involved.

This was a book that I had difficulty putting down once I started. It fed my love of historical non-fiction as well as historical fiction. I highly recommend this book!