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For most, the name of Lady Jane Grey means the "nine days queen," the child who was used as a pawn in the power politics of the Tudor realm by both her parents and the Northumberlands. This volume tells the tragic story of Jane's life and death, but also reveals her to be a woman of unusual strength of conviction with an intelligence and steady faith beyond her years. It also provides insight into the least known of Henry VIII's wives, Katherine Parr.
Posted September 7, 2012
Posted April 6, 2004
Nine Days Queen was my introduction to Lady Jane Grey and her phenomenal, albeit short!, life. She was one of the leading academics of her time, however she was subjected to daily verbal and physical abuse at the hands of her uncaring opportunistic parents. The one woman that could cultivate and nuture her talents was Katherine Parr who was essentially and adopted parent to the poor girl. Jane was a little woman content with her school books and Latin lessons who had no ambition to rule and was eventually killed due to her fathers, and not her, ambition. Please read this book as it provides good insight and factual study of the life of England's last monarch from the house of York. WARNING!!! DO NOT SEE THE MOVIE!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.