The Sisters who Would be Queen

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

The Sisters Who Would Be Queen
Title The Sisters Who Would Be Queen PDF eBook
Author Leanda De Lisle
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Pages 418
Release 2010-03
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0007219067

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Mary, Katherine, and Jane Grey--sisters whose mere existence nearly toppled a kingdom and altered a nation's destiny--are the captivating subjects of de Lisle's book. The author breathes fresh life into these three women's lives and provides perspective on their place within history.




The Sisters Who Would Be Queen

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

The Sisters who Would be Queen
Title The Sisters who Would be Queen PDF eBook
Author Leanda De Lisle
Publisher
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 Book of Sisters

The Book of Sisters
Title The Book of Sisters PDF eBook
Author Olivia Meikle
Publisher Neon Squid
Pages 130
Release 2022-04-05
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1684493226

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Selected as an Honor Book at the International Literacy Association's Children's and Young Adult Book Awards 2023! Queens. Warriors. Witches. Revolutionaries. History is full of sisters making their mark. Meet incredible women in this nonfiction book for kids, from Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret to tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams. Authors (and sisters!) Olivia Meikle and Katie Nelson have scoured history for jaw-dropping stories of amazing siblings, including: • Why Egyptian ruler Cleopatra went to war against her younger sister Arsinoë • How Native American sisters Maria and Marjorie Tallchief became America’s first star ballerinas • What made samurai sisters Nakano Takeko and Nakano Yuko take on an entire army Through the stories of the sisters, readers will go on a whirlwind tour of women’s history, from the courts of Imperial China to the French Revolution. And you’ll discover that stories about sisters aren’t anything new—they can be traced back to ancient tales, from Greek goddesses to Maya mythology.




Katherine

Katherine
Title Katherine PDF eBook
Author Anya Seton
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 609
Release 2013
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0544222881

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John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford, Chaucer's sister-in-law, fall in love in the 14th century.




Europe

Europe
Title Europe PDF eBook
Author
Publisher
Pages 192
Release 2011
Genre Europe
ISBN 9780345516046

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