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The Resource The sisters who would be queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy, Leanda de Lisle

The sisters who would be queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy, Leanda de Lisle

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The sisters who would be queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy
Title
The sisters who would be queen
Title remainder
Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Leanda de Lisle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Evaluates the tragic story of Lady Jane Grey while offering insight into the parallel experiences of her sisters and the broader Grey family, detailing Jane's short reign and the royal bloodline that exposed all three to the enmity of Elizabeth I
  • 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 victims of the notoriously vicious Tudor power struggles 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 of the public's heart." But as de Lisle reveals, Jane was actually more fanatical than gentle, 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. - Jacket flap
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Lisle, Leanda
Dewey number
942.05/30922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA317.15.G7
LC item number
D45 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grey, Jane
  • Hertford, Katherine Seymour
  • Keys, Mary Grey
  • Gray family
  • Nobility
  • Queens
  • Sisters
  • Great Britain
Label
The sisters who would be queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy, Leanda de Lisle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by HarperPress, in 2008"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1
  • Educating Jane
  • Part 2
  • Queen and Martyr
  • Part 3
  • Heirs to Elizabeth
  • Part 4
  • Lost Love
Control code
299706386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxx, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345516688
Lccn
2009031074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)299706386
Label
The sisters who would be queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy, Leanda de Lisle
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by HarperPress, in 2008"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1
  • Educating Jane
  • Part 2
  • Queen and Martyr
  • Part 3
  • Heirs to Elizabeth
  • Part 4
  • Lost Love
Control code
299706386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxx, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345516688
Lccn
2009031074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)299706386

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