Author Leanda De Lisle paints a graphic picture of Tudor England in this dramatic story of the young Grey sisters who faced an unfortunate fate in their quest to become royalty. Described by critics as “utterly gripping” the book gives a voice to the Grey sisters who struggled to escape the burden of their royal blood. This book is particularly significant because it conveys the theme of having a legacy and the unique relationship that Britain has with its royals. It questions assumptions which have been made in the past and re-examines what actually happened to the heirs of the Tudor throne.
De Lisle writes passionately about the sisters who were forced to make impossible choices and describes their journey in great detail. Often referred to as “the Nine Days Queen” the eldest sister Lady Jane is exposed as a rebel rather than a victim and the decisions that led to her violent fate are unveiled. A story of politics, partnerships and predecessors which will have you gripped from the start and provides a glimpse of the way England once was.
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