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Unlimited Innocent Traitor - by Alison Weir - Innocent Traitor, Innocent Traitor BONUS This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir s Mary Boleyn I am now a condemned traitor I am to die when I have hardly begun to live Historical expertise marries page turning fiction in Ali
Innocent traitor a novel of lady Jane Grey, Alison WeirStory of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days in 1553 2010 1388 604 9789648944488 1389 1537 1554 20 1554
The Lady Elizabeth was bad but mildly entertaining, possibly because of the appearance of one of the most interesting figures from history, but Innocent Traitor is just plain bad It begins with two very dull parallel birth scenes and gets worse from there The language is tedious and pedestrian, sending me to sleep rather than catching my attention The plot drags and is utterly predictable, for example, one day after the family has heard news that some heretics are to be burned, Jane s nurse deci [...]
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 N [...]
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 quiet, 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 court.Henry VIII s heir was Edward VI, [...]
Most people have never heard of the queen who reigned for 9 days after the son of Henry VIII died It is a shame because I have always found the story of how Lady Jane Grey, great niece to King Henry VIII and girl of 16, was placed on the throne after Edward s death and bypassed Mary and Elizabeth s right to the throne as one of the intriguing stories about the infamous Tudor family and the efforts taken to keep England a protestant country Little did Jane know that her parents and Queen Kathari [...]
I have read lots of books on Catherine, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth, Mary and of course Henry VIII.But I haven t ventured into his other wives stories history 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 quite a resourceful character.Loved 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 [...]
Lady Jane Grey, the grand niece of Henry VIII, and queen of England for just over a week in 1553 is the subject of Innocent Traitor, Alison Weir s first work of historical fiction With over ten works of history to her credit, Weir is one of my favorite British Renaissance and Reformation historians mostly because she presents the Catholic and Protestant theological differences of the era in an impartial manner without resorting to inflammatory or stereotypical rhetoric Innocent Traitor is a very [...]
It s much better if you love history Even if you don t, the format of the book should compensate for the lack of interest in historical books This is not historical fiction, though the writer Alison Weir has taken the liberty of imagination at certain points, and to good effect.The places where the text adds imaginative adornments are described at the end of the book, so, if you are persnickety about poetic license, you wouldn t be too upset.Personally, interest in the life of Lady Jane Grey was [...]
This is the story of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days in 1553 Alison Weir normally write historical biographies, this is her first historical novel I ve never read anything about Lady Jane Grey, and thought the detail provided on the major role of religion at this time, in all political decisions was very well portrayed This was my first multiple narrator audio book and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, I think it helped me connect to the different characters Although I [...]
Innocent Traitor is what should be a fascinating narrative of the life of the young Lady Jane Grey, the little known queen that reigned for a mere 9 days yet somehow it isn t Perhaps it s because it s written by someone who normally sticks to non fiction, but something is lacking It s written from several different perspectives, which reveals Alison Weir s shortcomings She fails to give her characters strong, unique voices, and they tend to blend together Though I ve found myself consumed by tho [...]
I enjoyed this book, sad and flawed as it was I knew the bare outline of the life of Lady Jane Grey, although, in spite of having read some version or other of Foxe s Book of Martyrs several times in my childhood, had forgotten that she is considered a martyr by the Anglican Church It was therefore interesting to read a detailed version of her story Yes, I know the account is fictional but with such a reknowned historian writing we can be fairly certain that the events, if not the motives for t [...]
I m not sure what it is, exactly, but Weir s writing style makes me nuts I can t read her I ve tried three times now and never made it than a quarter of the way through the book My s i l, normally a woman with decent taste in books, swears by her and in fact loaned me this book and The Lady Elizabeth And I know lots of people like her style I wish I could pin point what about this make me cringe But her language use just leaves me flat, bored, and irritable.
DNF 11%.I especially couldn t get into the different points of view as they all sound the same was difficult to distinguish the 4 year old Jane Grey from her nanny or mother I also don t know if I m interested in 400 pages on Jane Grey.
Jane Grey is one of the most tragic figures of Tudor England She was the great granddaughter of Henry VII her grandmother was Mary Tudor, Queen of France and sister to Henry VIII and a first cousin of Edward VI When Edward died, she was crowned Queen of England, but was deposed after just nine days by Mary I, and executed a few months later Alison Weir explores Jane s life, from her birth to her early death, in her first work of fiction, Innocent Traitor.The book is not perfectly accurate I read [...]
This is a review for the audio book This was well written I loved how detailed the history was The author did a lot research and took few liberties with telling the story I really loved getting to know Lady Jane Grey This is one of most tragic story I ve heard in awhile However, I would recommend it I would say this should be read before most of these other books set in the Tudor era, though This was my first book I ve read by Alison Weir, but it definitely won t be my last.
Hrm I think I would ve enjoyed this if it had been a straightforward history textbook instead of an attempt at prose The multiple POVs are mutually indistinguishable, Jane at age 4 sounding the same as her mother as the queen as the duke and so on The dialogue all sounds scripted, and the emotions are overwrought and rarely wring true This, from what I could tell, is much better researched than the usual Tudor trope, but the writing made it less enjoyable than the lesser works I definitely woul [...]
This is a rewrite of the review The previous one that I written was so god awful, that I didn t like it So enjoy this one instead This is the story about the nine day queen known as Lady Jane Grey Her life was hard She had a strict mother who essentially hated her because she wasn t a boy She had a father that really couldn t care less about her The only shining parts of her life were her books, Mrs Ellen and Katherine Parr, King Henry s last wife.I felt just so awful for poor Jane Her parents p [...]
ETA I later read The Life of Elizabeth I, one of her non fiction books I found it much better I gave it four stars Amazingly enough it was the non fiction book that drew me in, where I totally empathized with the characters On completion So what do I like and not like about Innocent Traitor I like that in a relatively short book one gets a quick summary of Tudor history Henry VIII, his wives and progeny, are quickly summarized so you can understand how Lady Jane Grey came to be queen for nine da [...]
9 30AM is too early for my indignant rage Full disclosure I skimmed the last 60 pages because I just couldn t do it.It breaks my heart to rate this book two stars Honestly, it does I love Alison Weir Love her nonfiction books, specifically Her fiction books Not really They just don t do it for me, and I wish I had learned my lesson through The Lady Elizabeth and my attempt at her fiction book about Eleanor of Aquitaine, but how much I enjoyed The Marriage Game A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I made m [...]
Wowokay just added a new author to my lists of favorites, Alison Weir now joins Phillippa Gregory and Margaret George as some of my favorite historical fiction authors This book was about one of my favorite time periods of history the Tudor dynasty and the drama, romance and royal misdoings by King Henry VII, his wives, and his children In this novel the King has passed away and the son from Queen Jane Seymour, Prince Edward becomes King, however Edward is a sickly boy and doesnt live past fifte [...]
Innocent Traitor is good historical fiction that isn t smutted up The only real problem is the multiple points of view It is not there are too many speakers, but that too many speakers sound alike There does not seem to be that much difference in tone between Katherine Parr and Frances Brandon in tone This could be explained by the education that woman received, but some difference in tone would be nice The only voice that really stands out in this regard is the voice of Mrs Ellen, Lady Jane s n [...]
I loved this book his time period has always been a major love of mine, and this one was great It was told from several points of view which I find interesting The story of Jane Grey is a sad one and this book portrayed it well.
very good read
This was such a tragic novel based on a very tragic young lady, the Lady Jane Grey Every time I read a novel detailing the life of the Tudor court and its aftermath, I can t help coming away with the sense that many fathers and mothers literally prostituted their children for the gain of power They were so filled with the drug called power that they were willing to sacrifice their own progeny to fulfill their desires Truly, this was the case with Lady Jane s family They in their insatiable lust [...]
Lady Jane Grey was born as a disappointment a daughter instead of a son Her mother said upon her birth in this historical novel Page 5 I should be joyful, thanking God for the arrival of a lusty child Instead my spirits plummet All this for nothing Daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk and Frances Brandon, grand daughter of King Henry VII and related to King Henry VIII, her parents ambition dominated Jane s life Her parents goal A marriage that would bring the family power The original hope wa [...]
of the blood.I think i might have mentioned once or twice that i am a tudorphile As such, i have read and own many of Alison Weir s excellent histories So i was rather excited to hear of her debut novel Innocent Traitor which may sound like a Nora Roberts title but is actually the story of the rather tragic nine day reign of Lady Jane Grey The story is told from multiple points of view from various members of the Tudor court the prologue, told from Jane s point of view, waiting in the Tower of L [...]
I couldn t put the book down Alison Weir clearly rather relished being able to speculate what made a person come to the actions and decisions which as a historian she can t do Nonetheless, she is completely faithful to the history involved I rather doubt her last view of Jane Grey s horrendous mother who spends the night before Jane s death regretting being a lousy mother I never got any impression that she subsequently brought up her other two daughters with kindness both of whom came to bad en [...]
I was excited when I first learned of this book There is so little known about Jane Grey, so for some reason I was under the impression that this book was the result of years of research Boy, was I wrong It doesn t really reveal much about Jane Grey and her life than what is shown in the movie Lady Jane That would be tolerable, but it just isn t written very well All of the characters have the same voice Weir s attempt to tell the story from different angles doesn t work In an afternote, Weir s [...]
Pros strong female characters, solid basis in history, intriguing discourse on the Protestant vs Catholic ways of thought and ruleCons I found the protagonist s obsession in the form of fear with beheadings a bit of an eye roller We all know what is in store for Lady Jane does it have to be alluded to in every chapter Other 1 I found Jane s mother interesting in that she was a strong, ambitious female without want of the crown I would love to explore the true reasons behind her passing up the th [...]