Her Highness, the Traitor

Her Highness, the Traitor As Henry VIII Draws His Last Breath, Two Very Different Women, Jane Dudley, Viscountess Lisle, And Frances Grey, Marchioness Of Dorset, Face The Prospect Of A Boy King, Edward VI.For Jane Dudley, Basking In The Affection Of Her Large Family, The Coming Of A New King Means Another Step Upward For Her Ambitious, Able Husband, John For Frances Grey, Increasingly Alienated From Her Husband And Her Brilliant But Arrogant Daughter Lady Jane, It Means That She And The Lady Jane Are One Step Closer To The Throne Of England.Then The Young King Falls Deathly Ill Determined To Keep England Under Protestant Rule, He Concocts An Audacious Scheme That Subverts His Own Father S Will Suddenly, Jane Dudley And Frances Grey Are Reluctantly Bound Together In A Common Cause One That Will Test Their Loyalties, Their Strength, And Their Faith, And That Will Change Their Lives Beyond Measure. Finally, historical fiction centered on the reign of Edward VI, the political and religious upheaval, the successsion crisis that is balanced and enjoyable to read Ms Higginbotham relies on history, extant letters and documents to tell the story of a kingdom at the edge of destruction while balancing toward the modern era We are shown the period through the eyes and voices of two women close to the throne Frances Grey, neice of Henry VIII, wife of Henry Grey, Marquis of Dorset and later Duke Finally, historical fiction centered on the reign of Edward VI, the political and religious upheaval, the successsion crisis that is balanced and enjoyable to read Ms Higginbotham relies on history, extant letters and documents to tell the story of a kingdom at the edge of destruction while balancing toward the modern era We are shown the period through the eyes and voices of two women close to the throne Frances Grey, neice of Henry VIII, wife of Henry Grey, Marquis of Dorset and later Duke o
4.5 stars Lady Jane Grey, the nine day queen was she a victim of her ruthless, scheming parents, or was she a victim of circumstance, being born much too close to the throne How do you decide between the wishes of the dead king, or the one now dying After the unexpected death of Edward VI, England s crown was to have gone first to elder sister Mary, and then to Elizabeth Simple, right Not Problem was, not very many folks wanted Catholic Mary on England s throne, plus Edward changed the or 4.5 stars Lady Jane Grey, the nine day queen was she a victim of her ruthless, scheming parents, or was she a victim of circumstance, being born much too close to the throne How do you decide between the wishes of the dead king, or the one now dying After the unexpected death of Edward VI, England s crown was to have gone first to elder sister Mary, and then to Elizabeth Simple, right Not Problem was, not very many folks wanted Catholic Mary on England s throne, plus Edwar
3 stars It was good.Not my favorite Tudor historical fiction, but definitely worth reading if you too enjoy this genre Favorite Quote Sometimes, the goodness of human beings can make one weep harder than their follies.First Sentence If there is an advantage to dying, it is this people humor
Lady Jane Grey s story will always be a tragic one, no matter how you look at it, but what I loved about Her Highness, the Traitor was that the story was told through the eyes of the two mothers involved in the events of 1553 Frances Grey, mother of Lady Jane Grey, and Jane Dudley, mother of Guildford Dudley and wife of John Dudley Higginbotham explores the impact of the events of 1547 1554 on both the Greys and Dudleys Edward VI s reign, the rise and fall of Protector Somerset, the rise of Lady Jane Grey s story will always be a tragic one, no matter how you look at it, but what I loved about Her Highness, the Traitor was that the story was told through the eyes of the two mothers involved in the events of 1553 Frances Grey, mother of Lady Jane Grey, and Jane Dudley, mother of Guildford Dudley and wife of John Dudley Higginbotham explores the impact of the events of 1547 1554 on both the Greys and Dudleys Edward VI s reign, the rise and fall of Protector Somerset, the rise of John Dudley and the short reign of Lady Jane Grey Both Frances and Jane lost children and husbands in 1554, and fought to survive and put their families back together.Higginbotham s Lady Jane Grey is very different to the usual tragic victim we re used to Jane is a highly intelligent and pious girl who can be proud, haughty and abrasive She is close to her father, Henry Gre
4.5 Stars Higginbotham takes the story we thought we knew about Jane Grey and turns it on it s head John Dudley wasn t an evil man Frances Grey didn t beat her daughter Was Edward VI poisoned Manipulated Knowing Higginbotham is one of our trusted Historical Fiction authors, I couldn t wait to dig into her notes at the end As usual she did her research and didn t jump on the myths and false accusations so many other writers and Hollywood have done.The author gives us the story of The 9 Day 4.5 Stars Higginbotham takes the story we thought we knew about Jane Grey and turns it on it s head John Dudley wasn t an evil man Frances Grey didn t beat her daughter Was Edward VI poisoned Manipulated Knowing Higginbotham is one of our trusted Historical Fiction authors, I couldn t wait to dig into her notes at the end As usual she did her research and didn t jump on the myths and false accusations so many other writers and Hollywood have done.The author gives us the story of The 9 Day Queen through the eyes of Frances Grey and Jane Dudley I m not rehashing the plot here, but basically Frances daughter Jane and Jane s son Guildford are brought together for one of the most interesting and rumor filled speculative stories in history of how they were put on the throne Why 4.5 stars and not 5 O
I was very happy with this one, and found it to be worth the time to read Just when I think that I have read everything and everyone on the Tudors, and being heartily sick of it all, Susan Higginbotham yanked me right out of that rut and presented the tale of two women who helped to create one of theunusual events in history the reign of Lady Jane Grey as Queen of England for just nine days It also changed some of my viewpoints on the main characters Very well researched and written I was very happy with this one, and found it to be worth the time to read Just when I think that I have read everything and everyone on the Tudors, and being heartily sick of it all, Susan Higginbotham yanked me right out of that rut and pre
The book is the story of Jane Grey told from the alternating viewpoints of her mother and her mother in law It is good to finally read a novel where Jane Grey and her mother are depicted withsubstance than the usual poor daughter, evil mother stereotype The different viewpoints do not clash and the story flows smoothly However, at some point the two voices assimilate into one, and create confusion The narrative got a little monotonous at some points because of this, but otherwise, th The book is the story of Jane Grey told from the alternating viewpoints of her mother and her mother in law It is good to finally read a novel where Jane Grey and her mother are depicted withsubstance than the usual poor daughter, evil mother stereotype The different viewpoints do not clash and the story flows smoothly However, at some point the two voices assimilate into one, and create confusion The narrative got a little monotonous at some points because of this, but otherwise, the flow was good and rea
Oh, what a fabulous rendition of the tale of Lady Jane Grey, the young Tudor girl who would rule England for a short nine days before losing her head for her efforts Some years back, author Alison Weir wrote a lovely novel about Jane Grey, but it was told from Jane s POV in first person narrative, making it impossible to ascertain whether or not Jane really was as perfect and innocent as she was made to be in that novel.Higginbotham brilliantly solves that problem by alternating viewpoints betw Oh, what a fabulous rendition of the tale of Lady Jane Grey, the young Tudor girl who would rule England for a short nine days before losing her head for her efforts Some years back, author Alison Weir wrote a lovely novel about Jane Grey, but it was told from Jane s POV in first person narrative, making it impossible to ascertain whether or not Jane really was as perfect and innocent as she was made to be in that novel.Higginbotham brilliantly solves that problem by alternating viewpoints between Jane s mother, Frances Grey, and Jane Dudley, the mother of Guildford Dudley who would become Jane Grey s erstwhile young husband in an attempt to reconcile two of England s most competitiv
Her Highness, the Traitor opens with the death of Henry VIII and ends after the execution of Lady Jane Grey The book is told from the point of view of two women Jane s mother Frances Grey and Jane Dudley The chapters went back and forth between them and the story didn t suffer for it Admittedly, sometimes I did forget whose
Throughout my reading of this book, I felt like the title could be changed slightly to fit almost every main character At one time or another they were all found to be traitors to the crown and a vast many paid for it with their lives With that said, THE traitor of the title is not one of our narrators, but her story is told through the v

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  • 323 pages
  • Her Highness, the Traitor
  • Susan Higginbotham
  • English
  • 11 October 2018
  • 1402259565