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Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey

Innocent Traitor - Alison Weir This is an excellent fictionalised account of the life of Lady Jane Gray, the 9 days Queen. Alison Weir has used the historical framework and has allowed herself to fill in the blanks, to try and get inside the characters heads, to expose their feelings and motivations. It's one of those where you know the ending, but how the events unfolded is where the interest lies. Jane is one of those pawns caught up in the ambitions of those around her. It's told in the first person, with the tale being predominatly told by Jane, her Hurse, her mother, Mary Tudor and Catherine Parr. There is a slight jarr when, mid way through the tale, the Duke of Nortumberland appears, but he is a major player. It's certainly an interesting way of telling the story.I was pleased to find that the audiobook included the author's notes seciton at the end, where she explains where the fictional element of the book lies, and that the more fantastical elements are based on documentary evidence.