Thursday, July 25, 2013

Five top books on Britain's royal inheritors

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of books on baby-watching in Great Britain, past and present:
Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery
by Eric Ives

On other occasions, an extended family member is seated upon the throne. When King Edward VI died suddenly in 1553, his cousin Lady Jane Grey assumed the throne as queen of England -- and was unceremoniously beheaded two weeks later in a plot initiated by Edward’s illegitimate half sister, Mary. This revealing look at one of the greatest scandals in Tudor history is an adroit, compelling portrait of Lady Jane -- a woman of poise and great integrity, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue