Innocent Traitor

  • by Alison Weir
  • Narrated by Patience Tomlinson
  • 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lady Jane Grey was born into the most dangerous of times. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother for whom she was a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, she lived a life in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour.
Growing up with the future Queen Elizabeth and her reluctant nemesis, Mary, she soon learned the truth of the values imparted to her by Henry VIII's last Queen, Katherine Parr. Her honesty, intelligence and strength of character carried her through all the vicious twists of Tudor power politics to her nine-day reign and its unbearably poignant conclusion.

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What the Critics Say

"Alison Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind." (The Independent)

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brilliant

best historical novel that i have. read for a long time. excellent naration. a unique insight into Tudor court life
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- Linda Bell

History brought to life

Other novels by the author have touched on the tragic life of Lady Jane Grey, but this book gives a detailed account of her story interwoven with the events surrounding her short time on this earth. Descriptions of historical events and the actions of the main players of the Tudor period are enlivened by the author’s imagination in creating possible conversations and experiences creating a narrative akin to a drama. Although we know Jane’s eventual fate the story leading up to it is gripping and saddening. A precociously clever girl wishing only for a quiet, studious life, but who had to suffer having an abusive, monster of a mother and be used as a pawn in the ambitions of her parents and other aristocrats vying for power and influence. It was tough being a well-born girl in those days!

I greatly enjoyed this entertaining and educational approach to history.

The narrator does a great job of dramatising the imagined dialogue with her facility in creating voices for different ages, sexes and social classes.
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- Kirstine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-12-2016
  • Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks