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LUke, mARY

ISBN 10: 0688057713 / ISBN 13: 9780688057718
Published by Morrow, NY, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover

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FINE condition in FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1986. FIRST EDITION. AS NEW, quarter bound in Royal-blue boards and cloth spine with gold titles and pictorial wrap. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Excellent biography of the courageous Lady Jane Grey. Bookseller Inventory # 000176

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Publisher: Morrow, NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Chronicles the life of Lady Jane Grey, who, raised by power-hungry parents who forcibly married her at age sixteen to a boy who ascended the English throne, reigned for nine days as Queen of England until her execution

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Luke (Catherine, the Queen, etc.) excels as a biographer who vivifies historical figures, particularly the manipulators of events during the Tudor monarchy. Born in 1537, Lady Jane Grey was destined to be a tool of "rotten and injurious" persons, which included her parents who forced the 15-year-old to marry Lord Dudley's son Guilford with the intention of making the young pair England's rulers after the death of Edward, successor to King Henry VIII. Leading a cabal, Dudley declared Henry's daughters Mary and Elizabeth bastards, thus usurping the throne. Because her mother was Henry's niece, Jane ascended in the royal lineage, and she accepted the crown as her parents' mistreatment had taught her to be submissive. After nine days, the public clamor for a rightful queen brought Mary forward to claim her inheritance, ending Jane's reign. She was 16 when she was beheaded, a victim of crimes committed by others. The author arouses the reader's deep sympathy for Lady Jane. Illustrations not seen by PW. (June 18
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