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5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Jane Grey at last put in context!, 7 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Nine Day Queen of England: Lady Jane Grey (Paperback)
The life of Lady Jane Grey and the historical events that surround it have all too often been betrayed in a romanticised light or suffered from historians with a very one-sided agenda. Faith Cook's excellent book on the subject gets behind the scenes which is incredibly helpful in understanding the events of that time. Firstly, she delves into the religious climate which is essential if we are to understand the events that then unfold and secondly she picks up on the political manoeuvring in which Lady Jane Grey very much became an unwitting pawn. This however is never at the expense of the character of Lady Jane Grey herself who comes across as a young lady of deep religious conviction (she corresponded with most of the leading reformers of that time) and quite extraordinary intellect. In the end of Faith Cook managed to paint the big picture of the national events with a more intimate picture of an extraordinary young lady who was at the mercy of the events and the ambitious people that surrounded her and yet died showing incredible bravery.
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