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The Sisters Who Would Be Queen by Leanda de Lisle
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Jul 24, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history, library, non-fiction, real-book
Read from July 10 to 12, 2010

Very interesting read, paints a very different picture of Lady Jane Grey. Far from being an innocent pawn in the fight for the crown after being persuaded to accept it she actually becomes determined to remain queen as the alternative would be a catholic as queen and seemingly that would be a bad thing. This is a young woman who would rather die than take the catholic mass.

The way Elizabeth deals with Jane's sisters Katherine and Mary after they marry without royal approval makes her come across as insecure,cruel and vindictive. Her actions can be seen as understandable in Katherine's case as her children were heirs to the throne but Mary had no children and was no threat to her.
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Jemidar This one is excellent :-).


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