Innocent Traitor – Alison Weir

A loan from Janette, Innocent Traitor tells the tale of Lady Jane Grey, who ruled England for 9 days in 1553 between Henry VIII’s sickly son King Edward VI and catholic Queen Mary. It made me realise with some surprise that her story hasn’t been covered in popular historical fiction before.

I have memories of the powerful picture of Queen Jane in the Ladybird Kings and Queens of Britain part 1 – blindfolded and reaching for the block. It was either The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche, or something very similar…

A good read, but, for me, not one that merits the blurb on the front cover, “If you don’t cry at the end, you have a heart of stone.” link: Innocent Traitor – Alison Weir