Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

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Wiley, 25 нояб. 2009 г. - Всего страниц: 392
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Lady Jane Grey, is one of the most elusive and tragic characters inEnglish history.

In July 1553 the death of the childless Edward VI threw theTudor dynasty into crisis. On Edward's instructions his cousin JaneGrey was proclaimed queen, only to be ousted 13 days later by hisillegitimate half sister Mary and later beheaded. In this radicalreassessment, Eric Ives rejects traditional portraits of Jane bothas hapless victim of political intrigue or Protestant martyr.Instead he presents her as an accomplished young woman with afierce personal integrity. The result is a compelling dissection bya master historian and storyteller of one of history’s mostshocking injustices.

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Extreme well researched with dates of events carefully recorded. However the author flip flops between his interpretation of events. First he states that an event reflects positively on the subject ... Читать весь отзыв

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Eric Ives is Emeritus Professor of English History at the University of Birmingham and author of The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004). He has written widely on Tudor history, the history of law, and on the development of modern higher education. In 2001 he was awarded the OBE for services to history and the University of Birmingham.

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