Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Release, Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery by , Eric Ives

October 28Th 2009, Hardcover

I would love a good read about Lady Jane Grey. The poor girl never even wanted to be Queen. I will be checking in on this one when it hits the shelves.

"Lady Jane Grey is the queen England rejected and one of the most elusive and tragic characters in English history. Here, Eric Ives, master historian and storyteller presents a compelling new interpretation of Jane and her role in the accession crisis of 1553, with wide-ranging implications for our understanding of the workings of Tudor politics and the exercise of power in early modern England. This is the first major study of the 1553 crisis, created after Edward VI's untimely death left the Tudor dynasty in turmoil. It presents a vivid portrait of Lady Jane Grey, one of the least studied figures of English history, depicting Jane as a forceful, educated individual. It subjects Jane's writings to an original literary and religious analysis. It demonstrates that Edward VI's will gave Jane and her supporters strong legal grounds for her claim to the throne. It offers a fresh assessment of other characters involved in the 1553 accession crisis: including Edward VI; Mary Tudor; and, John Dudley, duke of Northumberland. It illuminates the inner workings of Tudor politics and the exercise of power in Early Modern England."


  1. A Tudor Tragedy would be more appropriate!!! Then again, that could mean any number of them!

    This one is on my wishlist too!

  2. I've been looking forward to this one also. I read Innocent Traitor, and indeed, she seemed quite innocent.. but I have read others where she may not be quite so innocent (she wanted the crown?).. so yes in that case it is a mystery.

  3. hum, good insight Marie, maybe that is the mystery part. I was not so sure about "mystery" I felt like Amy more like Tudor Tragedy. I loved Innocent Traitor it seemed very plausible and very realistic of a young girls feelings about the situation.

  4. Lady Jane fascinates me - can't wait for this book!

  5. I just hope it is not a bio, my attention tends to wander away from them.


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