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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I also wanted the freedom to fill in those frustrating gaps where evidence is missing. They all felt so stilted.

Primogeniture is a major issue was a major issue at the time. I could not have asked for a more professional team to back me. Weir shows skill at plotting and maintaining tension, and she is clearly going to be innoceht major player in the. What higher motive causes Jane to change her mind and agree to accept the crown?

In her first work of fiction. Love her nonfiction books, specifically. 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 inmocent in my book Children of England: Return to Book Page. There were political reasons behind the Duke of Northumberland deciding to place a woman on the throne, regardless traitoe the perceived deficiencies of her sex.


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No longer was I tied to sources and to the strict discipline of historical interpretation, but I could give my imagination free reign. She had a father that really couldn’t care less about her. I’m not sure what it is, exactly, but Weir’s writing style makes me nuts.

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

This all makes sense. Its impact is immediate.

The whole experience was liberating, not just being able to do away with footnotes. The life of Lady Jane Grey attracted her interest because Jane “had the most dramatic and tragic story”, which offered Weir “many opportunities for dramatisation”.

So enjoy this one instead. Large Print Pr Availability: I’m not so sure about the weakness. All of that kind of information I had to find in much greater detail than I would ever have had to for a history book.

None, however, were suitable for publication, and I never even thought of submitting them. They have all played a part in shaping wwir destiny.


Innocent Traitor Reader’s Guide

The historical Anne was indeed charged with incest in the indictment drawn up against her, and while other evidence strongly suggests that these were trumped up charges, a novelist may use them as the basis of a good plot. There is some cultural displacement going on here. Neither could I comprehend the faith she had. That on the far left was inocent by ‘Master John’ in It must have felt liberating to be able to do away with footnotes for once!

Altering the book in this way changed its mood somewhat; two male voices, Thomas Seymour and Guildford Dudley, had provided an earthier, more humorous aspect to it; without them, this traitod a much darker tale.

Despite problems with narrative voices, Weir does a very good job of presenting Lady Jane warts and all; in fact, she presents all characters warts and all. So it’s okay to have the rape, but not her head cut off?

It’s out of place and just feels really uncomfortable — kind of like gore-porn.