The Sisters who Would be Queen
Title The Sisters who Would be Queen PDF eBook
Author Leanda De Lisle
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Pages 109
Release 2008
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0007219059

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The dramatic untold story of the three tragic Grey sisters, all heirs to the Tudor throne, all victims to their royal blood.

The Sisters Who Would Be Queen
Title The Sisters Who Would Be Queen PDF eBook
Author Leanda de Lisle
Publisher Ballantine Books
Pages 385
Release 2009-10-13
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0345516680

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Leanda de Lisle brings the story of nine days’ queen Lady Jane Grey and her forgotten sisters, the rivals of Elizabeth I, to vivid life in her fascinating biography.”—Philippa Gregory Mary, Katherine, and Jane Grey–sisters whose mere existence nearly toppled a kingdom and altered a nation’s destiny–are the captivating subjects of Leanda de Lisle’s new book. The Sisters Who Would Be Queen breathes fresh life into these three young women, who were victimized in the notoriously vicious Tudor power struggle and whose heirs would otherwise probably be ruling England today. Born into aristocracy, the Grey sisters were the great-granddaughters of Henry VII, grandnieces to Henry VIII, legitimate successors to the English throne, and rivals to Henry VIII’s daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Lady Jane, the eldest, was thrust center stage by greedy men and uncompromising religious politics when she briefly succeeded Henry’s son, the young Edward I. Dubbed “the Nine Days Queen” after her short, tragic reign from the Tower of London, Jane has over the centuries earned a special place in the affections of the English people as a “queen with a public heart.” But as de Lisle reveals, Jane was actually more rebel than victim, more leader than pawn, and Mary and Katherine Grey found that they would have to tread carefully in order to avoid sharing their elder sister’s violent fate. Navigating the politics of the Tudor court after Jane’ s death was a precarious challenge. Katherine Grey, who sought to live a stable life, earned the trust of Mary I, only to risk her future with a love marriage that threatened Queen Elizabeth’s throne. Mary Grey, considered too petite and plain to be significant, looked for her own escape from the burden of her royal blood–an impossible task after she followed her heart and also incurred the queen’s envy, fear, and wrath. Exploding the many myths of Lady Jane Grey’s life, unearthing the details of Katherine’s and Mary’s dramatic stories, and casting new light on Elizabeth’s reign, Leanda de Lisle gives voice and resonance to the lives of the Greys and offers perspective on their place in history and on a time when a royal marriage could gain a woman a kingdom or cost her everything.

The Sisters who Would be Queen
Title The Sisters who Would be Queen PDF eBook
Author Leanda De Lisle
Pages 528
Release 2009
Genre Great Britain
ISBN 9781407440279

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Lady Jane Grey is an icon of innocence abused. Remembered as the 'Nine Days Queen', she has been mythologized as a child-woman sacrificed to political expedience. But behind the legend lies the dramatic untold story of Lady Jane Grey and her two sisters, all heirs to the Tudor throne, and all victims to their royal blood.

The Queen's Sisters
Title The Queen's Sisters PDF eBook
Author Sarah J. Hodder
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Pages 110
Release 2020-03-27
Genre History
ISBN 1789043646

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Whether Queen or commoner, the lives of women throughout history is a fascinating study. Elizabeth Woodville, 'The White Queen', managed to make the transition from commoner to Queen and became the epitome of medieval heroines – the commoner who married a King. When she became the wife of Edward IV her actions changed the life of her entire family. Vilified both by their contemporaries and by many historians since, the Woodville family were centre stage during the reigns of Edward IV and Richard III. Elizabeth Woodville became the ancestress of future Kings and Queens. This book takes a fresh look at the lives of Elizabeth's sisters. Although information on them is scarce, by looking at the men they married, their families, the places they lived and the events that they lived through we can catch a glimpse of their lives. Each sister has their own story to tell and they may not have achieved the dizzying heights that their sister did, but they are all fascinating women.

100 Provocative Statements about the Sisters Who Would Be Queen
Title 100 Provocative Statements about the Sisters Who Would Be Queen PDF eBook
Author Andrew Silver
Publisher Lennex
Pages 44
Release 2013-02
ISBN 9785458817912

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Tragedy." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Henrietta Maria
Title Henrietta Maria PDF eBook
Author Leanda de Lisle
Publisher Random House
Pages 337
Release 2022-08-04
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1473566738

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A myth-busting biography of Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, which retells the dramatic story of the civil war from her perspective A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE Henrietta Maria, Charles I's queen, is the most reviled consort in British history. Condemned as the 'Popish brat of France' and a 'notorious whore', she remains in popular memory the woman who turned the king Catholic - so causing a civil war - and a cruel and bigoted mother. Leanda de Lisle unpicks these myths to reveal a very different queen. We meet a new bride who enjoyed annoying her uptight husband, who was a passionate advocate for the female voice in public affairs and who, when civil war came, proved crucial to Charles's campaign. The image of the Restoration queen as an irrelevant crone is replaced with Henrietta Maria as an influential 'phoenix queen'. It is time to look again at this despised queen and judge if she is not in fact one of our most remarkable. 'Brilliantly written, mesmerising, superb scholarship and totally immersive... A total game changer' KATE WILLIAMS, author of Rival Queens 'This is revisionist history at its absolute best' ANDREW ROBERTS author of Churchill 'Beautifully written and endlessly fascinating' ALEXANDER LARMAN author of The Crown in Crisis 'Popular history of the finest kind' RONALD HUTTON author of The Witch

The Midnight Queen
Title The Midnight Queen PDF eBook
Author Sylvia Izzo Hunter
Publisher Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Pages 523
Release 2024-03-26
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1625676670

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In a nineteenth-century Britain where magecraft has directed the course of history, a ruthless conspiracy plots intrigue, treason, and murder. Only a pair of brilliant misfits suspect anything is wrong. And to avert disaster, they’ll have to solve a royal mystery more than a decade cold. As the term at Oxford’s Merlin College ends, shy, bookish Gray Marshall accompanies his tutor to the country with nowhere else to go. A misadventure has left him in disgrace with his friends and—temporarily?—without magick. He overheard what sounded like a plan to murder the Master of Merlin. But he has no way to investigate his suspicions, and no one to trust. Until his professor’s odd, neglected middle daughter, Sophie, befriends him, and he realizes there is far more to her than meets the eye. According to her father, Sophie’s dreams of education are unsuitable to a woman. So her midnight library excursions to learn despite him have left her with subtle skills in gathering information, plenty of daring, and even more frustration. As Sophie and Gray begin to guess the aims of the conspirators, they know they must act. But for any chance at justice, they must risk all they have—and change who they are to each other forever... Praise for The Midnight Queen: “Debut novelist Sylvia Izzo Hunter renders both the setting and characters in vivid detail. The structured system of magick gives the fictional world weight, and Hunter manipulates the seemingly disparate plot elements to create tension that culminates in a satisfying conclusion.” — Shelf Awareness “Hunter pulls from a multitude of mystical tales and myths to create her own magical version of Britain that is both innovative and intriguing. ... The Midnight Queen is a novel that readers will be unable to put down.” — RT Book Reviews “The Midnight Queen is a love story that will warm your heart, and a story of magic and struggle, truth and might, in the face of all odds, with some stunning writing that will really hook readers and brings them into the colorful world that Hunter has created.”—Bookworm Blues “Hunter does a splendid job of confounding my expectations ... A fresh and inventive historical novel ... I can’t wait to see what Sylvia Izzo Hunter does next.” — Marie Brennan, author of A Natural History of Dragons “Elegantly written, fast-paced and highly original – a stunning story of magic, scholarship, and true love. Sylvia Izzo Hunter brings both rural Brittany and an alternative Regency England to vivid life. A remarkably assured debut.” — Juliet Marillier, national bestselling author of the Sevenwaters novels