The Last Tudor

Gregory Philippa

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2017
Edition: Reprint

Description: 519 pages. Book is in general good condition. There is some light reading wear present, but still a presentable copy. Based On The Tudor Family, A Lifetime Of Study And Love In The Story Of Three Young Women Finding Their Way In A World Of Deceit And Danger.

Publishers Description: How long do I have I force a laugh. Not long, he says very quietly. They have confirmed your sentence of death. You are to be beheaded tomorrow. We dont have long at all. Seventeen-year-old Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the kings half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioners block. There Jane turned her fathers greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom. Learn you to die is the advice that Jane gives in a letter to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and find love. But her lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and, when Mary dies, to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a potential royal heir before she does. So when Katherines secret marriage is revealed by her pregnancy, she too must go to the Tower. Farewell, my sister, writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary finds it easy to keep secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeths suspicious glare. After watching her sisters defy the queen, Mary is aware of her own perilous position as a possible heir to the throne. But she is determined to command her own destiny and be the last Tudor to risk her life in matching wits with her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Elizabeth. Industry Reviews Meticulously researched and deeply entertaining, this story of betrayal and divided loyalties is Gregory on top form -- Good Housekeeping Gregory has popularised Tudor history perhaps more than any other living fiction writer...all of her books feature strong, complex women, doing their best to improve their lives in worlds dominated by men -- Sunday Times Engrossing Sunday Express Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told -- The Times

ISBN: 9781471133060

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