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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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After forcing Jane into a marriage that she did not want, they hatched a plot to gain power in the royal court. These examples proved that an educated woman could also be a virtuous woman, and they set a trend.

Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey– book review

I rewrote it entirely, moving from the third person past tense to the first person present tense, and halved the number of narrators, of which there had originally been sixteen.

Innocent Traitor Author s: It was therefore interesting to read a more detailed version yraitor her story. Published February 27th by Deir Books first published I was inspired by a particular story of an SAS operation in northern France just after the Normandy invasion, so I made that the climax of my book. Quotes from Innocent Traitor. So I put it in a drawer and forgot about it for several years.

The rape thing is extremely irritating when you realize that the book shies away from actually depicting Jane’s beheading.

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Jane witnesses a frightening episode when Katherine Parr is confronted with a scroll that accuses her of heresy, actually signed by the king.

I chose the costumes for my Hutchinson fiction jackets, and attended the shoots. Immediately, we are asking questions. Were there facts that you felt you had to leave out because they would have seemed too far-fetched? Back inwhen I was researching Eleanor of Aquitaine, I was constantly aware of the many gaps in the historical record of her life, as I was fitting fragments of information into place like pieces in a jigsaw to arrive at a credible account of the life of that remarkable lady, and endlessly speculating weie what had really been the truth.


I would have to say that Anne Boleyn intrigues me most. Alison Weir published aliison books of historical non-fiction before writing this, her first book of fiction. How she managed to still go on everyday is an amazement to me.

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Before becoming an author, Weir worked as a teacher alisob children with special needs. This was my first multiple narrator audio book and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, I think it helped me connect to the different characters.

She is sympathetic towards Jane, offering her a few more days before the execution, while promising to spare her life, if she converts from the Protestant faith to the Catholic faith.

So, just a warning for anyone going into this book. I later read The Life of Elizabeth Ione of her non-fiction books.

This suggested strongly to her that her duty lay clear: There was no concept of childhood as a separate phase of development in Tudor times: Jane Parker is once again condemned for taking down Traltor and George Boleyn. Will you be writing more novels? Will I like reading about the Tudors? But by her own admission also, she knew she was on shaky ground legally.

Innocent Traitor

How, in this environment, could a woman be permitted to ascend to the English throne? She fails to give her characters strong, unique voices, and they tend to blend together.


Did your experience as a non-fiction writer and historian make it easier to write fiction, or did you have to unlearn or set aside certain habits of mind and aloson in order to write the novel? When Edward dies, Lord and Hraitor Dorset maneuver the throne for their year-old daughter, risking her life as well as increased violence between Protestants and Catholics.

Ellen and Katherine Parr, King Henry’s last wife. The only voice that really stands out in this regard is the voice of Mrs Ellen, Lady Jan Innocent Traitor is good historical fiction that isn’t smutted up. A reader had recently written suggesting that I write a biography of Lady Jane Grey, the ill-fated Nine Days Queen of England, but I had discounted that idea as I had written about her two years previously in my book Children of England: The Lady Elizabeth was bad but mildly entertaining, possibly because of the appearance of rraitor of the most interesting figures from history, but Innocent Traitor is just plain bad.

According to Edward’s father’s will, if all his children were to die without heirs, then the succession to the crown would follow the lineage of his late younger sister, Mary Ninocent.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The most challenging aspect was getting the language right. In the beginning, it especially bothered me that Jane sounded like an adult at three and five. First and foremost my day job is to write history.

Its impact is immediate.