Innocent Traitor is a historical novel by Alison Weir, published in It is the story of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days in Alison Weir, our pre-eminent popular historian, has now fulfilled a life’s ambition to write historical fiction. She has chosen as her subject the bravest, most. I am now a condemned traitor I am to die when I have hardly begun to live. Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir’s.

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This is a romantic image in the widest sense. Are they not similar in some ways?

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

One of the most shocking things to a modern reader in your novel will surely be the extent to which women are little more than another type of property owned by often-brutal men. She was so progressive for someone of her age back then. These were all striking reminders of the reign of terror.

I skimmed the last 60 pages because I just couldn’t do it. Her This is a rewrite of the review. Her parents plotted ways to get her on the throne to make themselves seem better.

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Jane was known to be a very intelligent child through some of the writing left of hers attests to that fact, and also was purported to have been harshly raised by an traitr mother and a father who placed himself above all others.

She didn’t deserve it.

She was an actress, and that chimed well with the theatrical quality of the tableau displayed in the painting. Were there facts that you felt you had to leave out because they would have seemed too far-fetched? She finds those times so dramatic and exciting that a writer “couldn’t make it up”. All of these feature in the novel and have often prompted startled reactions from readers in the UK.


Innocent Traitor

This is not historical fiction, though the writer Alison Weir inoncent taken the liberty of imagination at certain points, and to good effect. For Frances, there is the prospect that she herself might have to step into the breach and take the crown.

The language is tedious and pedestrian, sending me to sleep rather than catching my attention. Although the ending of the book is well known throughout history Weir draws out her characters, in particular the devious Frances Brandon Lady Jane Grey’s mother and makes you believe you know these people, share their fears, dreams and hopes This painting was identified and engraved as Jane in the 17th century and belonged to the Grey family fromwhen it was bought from Lady Dacre.

Despite problems with narrative voices, Weir does a very good job of presenting Lady Jane warts and all; in fact, she presents all characters warts and all. I also found that it is generally better to show the reader—through actions and conversations—what is happening, rather than relying on narrative skills to tell the story. I am happy to say that I emerged from this process having learned a great deal that will be of benefit to me in the future, and that I will always be grateful to my very patient mentors!

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Will you be writing more novels?

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While I consider myself to be a fairly illiterate in terms of art appreciation, this particular masterpiece, has somehow always attracted me to it, sent many a question to my head.

How does her life define the role of women of that era, especially those with royal blood? It is not there are too many weirr, but that too many speakers sound alike.

What accounts for that, do you think? First and foremost my day job is to write history. It is so interesting, how, even when you know the story well, it can still move you to tears when it is well told, as it is here in Weir’s expert hands.

I got really excited when I remembered this book was out there in the world, but now I just regret it all. The two on the left are both in the National Portrait Gallery. It’s out of place and just feels really uncomfortable — kind of like gore-porn. I kept thinking, this character would not do that, she would not say that! I especially couldn’t get into the different points-of-view as they all sound the same.

How does her immediate refusal affect Dudley and her parents?