Innocent Traitor is a historical novel by Alison Weir, published in It is the story of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days in Alison Weir, our pre-eminent popular historian, has now fulfilled a life’s ambition to write historical fiction. She has chosen as her subject the bravest, most. I am now a condemned traitor I am to die when I have hardly begun to live. Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir’s.

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But as the book progressed and the tale unfolded, it occurred to me that it was such a good story that it might be worth showing it to my agent.

Hardcoverpages. Lady Jane had no wish to be appointed queen, but finally accepted it to prevent Mary, a devout Catholic, from taking the throne. Jane was the only member of the royal House who was suitable for his purpose, so he married her to his son, and thus bound her to obedience to her husband, who would be Northumberland’s tool. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It would be like Dick Francis, except with a bit more swearing, drug-taking, explicit sex, violence and some real history as well! She is an engaging child, inncent a curious mind. For a historian, such evidence may not be convincing, but it might be a gift to a novelist. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted.

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

aison Though I’ve found myself consumed 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. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Books of the Week. I chose the costumes for my Hutchinson fiction jackets, and attended the shoots. Her refusal can have prolonged the proceedings for only a matter of minutes, but one can imagine how Northumberland and her parents felt about it, as they envisaged their carefully laid plans being wrecked.

Alison Weir uses her unmatched skills as a historian to enliven the many dynamic characters of aoison majestic drama. Note the strong facial resemblance to other sitters. Whether she did this out of sheer bad research or graitor to make things “jucier”, I don’t know, but it doesn’t improve the pedestrian prose, only adds a repellent splash of lurid crassness.


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I couldn’t put the book down. Innocent Traitor is a historical novel by Alison Weirpublished in Jane was a innocent in the game played by her parents and the Lord Northumberland that placed her upon the throne after the death of Edward VI. I loved the nurse Mrs Ellen who, unlike her parents, actually loved Jane and was with her from a very early age right up until the moment of her death.

I must stress again that, when I began writing, I did not intend to submit my novel for publication. The marriage itself portrayed in the jnnocent didn’t do it for me. InI rewrote it in a different form, and sent it back to my agent, who then sold it to Hutchinson.

Other than for its own sake, is this knowledge ultimately of any value in her future? If it encourages someone to get into history seriously then I think that is fabulous.

Relationships are expertly depicted! Innocet daughter of Lady Frances Brandon and Henry Grey, xlison Duke of SuffolkJane is seen as a burden by her parents, both of whom resent her for being a girl instead of a boy, and is regularly beaten by her mother.

She wasn’t a feminist in general terms.

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She had all the Tudor stubborness. 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. Religion and Politics in this case though, it is not Christianity versus anything else, or whose God is God, but which Christianity is imnocent True Faith, and as always people must shed blood over it.

Were there facts that you felt you had to leave out because they would have seemed too far-fetched? The most important thing to remember, though, is that John Dudley was the fall guy, so there were many rumors spread ibnocent him that are either not true or there is no proof for it. Mar akison, B the BookAddict rated it really liked it Recommends it for: If I read another book by this author it will be non-fiction.

She was an incredibly smart woman, and tratior she hadn’t been in this plot it would have been amazing to see how she turned out as an adult. Innocent Traitor paints a complete and compelling portrait. Having studied Tudor sources over several decades, I knew a lot alisoj idioms, and where there was contemporary speech, I used it, sometimes out of context, taking care to modernize it slightly so that it would not appear incongruous in a twenty-first-century text.

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The device to change the succession was illegal it takes an Act of Parliament to repeal an existing Act of Parliamentso Mary remained the rightful heir, and anyone else accepting the crown or plotting to put a pretender on the throne was ttaitor of high treason. So a girl of fifteen sixteen, according to very recent research sitting on the throne was not thought so unusual, for several monarchs had succeeded as infants. But Jane, of course, proved not to be the meek little thing the Duke had envisaged.

Writing historical fiction had given me an exhilarating sense of freedom: Had Jane been a boy, we might yet have a Grey dynasty on the throne today. Love her nonfiction books, specifically. And thus my book hath been so much my pleasure, and bringeth daily to me more pleasure and more, that in respect of it, all other pleasures, in very deed, be but trifles and troubles unto me. The Best Books of I liked the book, but felt it was too long. Eleanor innoccent off limits, because I did not wish to write about her in the fictional sense when I was striving for accuracy and credibility in my biography; and my leisure time was restricted, so it had to be a compelling but short story, and preferably one that I was familiar with.

The story of Jane Grey is a sad one and this book portrayed it well. When I wrote this book originally, my daughter was the same age as Jane had been aliison she was in the Tower of London, so I could empathise powerfully with Mrs Ellen, who loved her charge as if she were her own flesh and blood. It must have felt liberating to be able to do away with footnotes for once!

It is about the early life of Queen Elizabeth I—a perilous, fascinating period when her path to the throne and her very survival were fraught with danger. She received her Librarian Note: