The Nine Day Queen : Tudor Historical Fiction Paperback
Tudor blood will see her crowned - and lead to her downfall...Lady Jane Grey is the eldest of the Grey sisters.
Shy and scholarly she is happier in the company of her sisters, than with the intrigues of court.
But as fourth in line to Henry's throne, Jane is too valuable a pawn not to be played.
When her parents' scheme to wed her to Prince Edward fails, they plan a far more ambitious - and dangerous - move to make Jane Queen...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 14/02/2013
- ISBN: 9780091947170
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Review by Sahara20
The Nine Day Queen tells the story of the Grey sisters, Jane, Katherine and Mary. A novel based on true events, the story shows how Jane and Katherine are used as pawns by their parents in order to gain the great power of seating Jane on the throne and ruling the country through her. Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen for just nine days, before Mary Tudor claims her right to the throne and Jane is locked in the Tower of London. Despite the promises of Mary Tudor to Mary Grey, Jane meets a terrible end. The story continues to follow Katherine and Mary, both of whom served Mary Tudor, and then Elizabeth I when she came to the throne. They both in turn defied Elizabeth by marrying without permission, and the story follows their fates at the hands of Elizabeth. An enjoyable novel about lesser known members of the Tudor Royalty. It was interesting to learn more about the lives of these young ladies, and I was pleased to read the author note that showed that only one small change to historical fact had been made, the rest of the book based on real events. Having read this, I now intend to read Ella March Chase's other book.