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Lady Jane Grey A Tudor Mystery

by Eric Ives

Lady Jane Grey A Tudor Mystery Synopsis

Lady Jane Grey, is one of the most elusive and tragic characters in English history. In July 1553 the death of the childless Edward VI threw the Tudor dynasty into crisis. On Edward's instructions his cousin Jane Grey was proclaimed queen, only to be ousted 13 days later by his illegitimate half sister Mary and later beheaded. In this radical reassessment, Eric Ives rejects traditional portraits of Jane both as hapless victim of political intrigue or Protestant martyr. Instead he presents her as an accomplished young woman with a fierce personal integrity. The result is a compelling dissection by a master historian and storyteller of one of history s most shocking injustices.

Lady Jane Grey A Tudor Mystery Press Reviews

Written in a scholarly fashion, with an abundance of family trees, maps and a list of titles and offices, this book is a factual, yet compelling, take on a much covered story. A fascinating tale, this will appeal to both scholars and general readers alike. (Family History Monthly, 1 April 2012) This is a thoroughly absorbing and ingenious book which will appeal to scholars and general readers alike. (History Today, June 2010)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444350180
Publication date: 14th October 2011
Author: Eric Ives
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 392 pages
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700,

About Eric Ives

Eric Ives is Emeritus Professor of English History at the University of Birmingham and author of The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004). He has written widely on Tudor history, the history of law, and on the development of modern higher education. In 2001 he was awarded the OBE for services to history and the University of Birmingham.

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