Sisters of Treason

Sisters of Treason

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Mary Tudor clings fearfully to the English throne. Seeing the threat posed by her cousin, Lady Jane Grey, the Queen orders her execution. But what of Lady Jane's young sisters Katherine and Mary? Cursed with royal blood, they must endure the perils of a Tudor court, closely observed by its paranoid Queen. Entranced by the drama, intrigue and romance of court life, young Lady Katherine's desire for love leads her to make ill-advised and dangerous liaisons. Burdened with a crooked back, her younger sister, Lady Mary the 'mouse' is seen as no threat and becomes privy to the Queen's most intimate secrets. Yet Mary, who yearns to escape court dramas, knows her closeness to the Queen could be her undoing. For the Queen is childless and in ill-health. If she should die, her fearsome sister Elizabeth will inherit the crown. Then Katherine and Mary will find court a maze of treachery and danger where possessing royal blood is the gravest crime of all.
Publisher: London :, Michael Joseph,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781405909396
Characteristics: 1 online resource (320 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Askews and Holts Library Services

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Sisters of Treason is a powerful and moving story of passion and peril in Tudor England, perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel. Mary Tudor clings fearfully to the English throne. Seeing the threat posed by her cousin, Lady Jane Grey, the Queen orders her execution. But what of Lady Jane's young siste... Read More »

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ChristchurchLib Sep 17, 2014

Readers interested in Tudor history are doubtless familiar with Lady Jane Grey, who at the tender age of 16 became Queen of England for just nine days in 1553 before her execution. However, her younger sisters, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary, are less well-known. Although their family may have fall... Read More »


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Jan 19, 2016

I loved this book. I am not one to be very emotional when reading book, but I cried, laughed, and got angry with this book. There were a lot of surprises along the way. The author really made me connect with each character in a special way. I high recommend this book to anyone who is in the mood for a good read, but nothing too intense.

ChristchurchLib Sep 17, 2014

Readers interested in Tudor history are doubtless familiar with Lady Jane Grey, who at the tender age of 16 became Queen of England for just nine days in 1553 before her execution. However, her younger sisters, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary, are less well-known. Although their family may have fallen out of favor at court, their Tudor blood makes the girls a potential threat to Queen Mary I, who imprisons them lest her rivals use them as political pawns. Although the sisters are as different as night and day - beautiful Catherine is flirtatious and impetuous; shy, sensible Mary is sensitive about her small stature and hobbled by her deformed spine - both long for the freedom to make their own choices, even as they're forced to depend on Flemish court painter Levina Teerlinc to protect them. Historical Fiction September 2014 Newsletter.

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