At fifteen years of age, upon the death of her cousin, Edward, Lady Jane Grey was forced to accept the crown of England. She was queen for only nine days, however. Edward's eldest sister, Mary, soon challenged Jane for the throne, with tragic results. This is the true story of a bright and intelligent young woman who was manipulated and betrayed by the ambitious people who surrounded her.
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I first heard the story of Lady Jane Grey when I was living in London, England, in the 1970's. I was very moved by it and felt that young people in Canada and elsewhere would also be touched by her fate. During the course of the research and the writing of the novel I became so attached to Jane that when the book was ready to be published I dedicated it to her. I did most of the research at the British Museum, and there I was privileged to hold in my hands and look through the very prayer book that Jane carried to her execution. It is a small, fat book, and opened on its own accord to the page where Jane pressed down hard enough to crack the spine when she wrote her last letter to her father in the margin.From the Back Cover:
The Chief Justic stood up. His voice trembled. "The Lady Jane (Dudley) is hereby condemned to death--to be burned alive or beheaded, as the queen shall please."
Jane is only fifteen. For nine days, she was Queen of England. Now, locked in the Tower of London, she awaits the executioner's axe. Will anyone come forward to save her?
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Book Description Scholastic Book Service, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110590716174
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