What are the best fiction and nonfiction books about Lady Jane Grey?

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    #1My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies)

    My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies)

    My Lady Jane is a young adult historical fiction romance book written by Cynthia Hand. This fictional romance book for young adults was published on June 7, 2016 by HarperTeen.

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    Marie Mills
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "his comical, fantastical, romantical, New York Times bestselling, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey is “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind YA fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more eluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help. At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England. Like that could go wrong."
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    #2Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey

    Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey
    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 enthralling debut novel, breathing new life into one of the most significant and tumultuous periods of the English monarchy. It is the story of Lady Jane Grey–“the Nine Days’ Queen”–a fifteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself at the center of the religious and civil unrest that nearly toppled the fabled House of Tudor during the sixteenth century.

    The child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she is merely a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, Jane Grey was born during the harrowingly turbulent period between Anne Boleyn’s beheading and the demise of Jane’s infamous great-uncle, King Henry VIII. With the premature passing of Jane’s adolescent cousin, and Henry’s successor, King Edward VI, comes a struggle for supremacy fueled by political machinations and lethal religious fervor.

    Unabashedly honest and exceptionally intelligent, Jane possesses a sound strength of character beyond her years that equips her to weather the vicious storm. And though she has no ambitions to rule, preferring to immerse herself in books and religious studies, she is forced to accept the crown, and by so doing sets off a firestorm of intrigue, betrayal, and tragedy.

    Alison Weir uses her unmatched skills as a historian to enliven the many dynamic characters of this majestic drama. Along with Lady Jane Grey, Weir vividly renders her devious parents; her much-loved nanny; the benevolent Queen Katherine Parr; Jane’s ambitious cousins; the Catholic “Bloody” Mary, who will stop at nothing to seize the throne; and the protestant and future queen Elizabeth. Readers venture inside royal drawing rooms and bedchambers to witness the power-grabbing that swirls around Lady Jane Grey from the day of her birth to her unbearably poignant death. Innocent Traitor paints a complete and compelling portrait of this captivating young woman, a faithful servant of God whose short reign and brief life would make her a legend.

    “An impressive debut. Weir shows skill at plotting and maintaining tension, and she is clearly going to be a major player in the . . . historical fiction game.”
    –The Independent

    “Alison Weir is one of our greatest popular historians. In her first work of fiction . . . Weir manages her heroine’s voice brilliantly, respecting the past’s distance while conjuring a dignified and fiercely modern spirit.”
    –London Daily Mail
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    Samuel Martin
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This was a really great read. The author was able to create a masterful class of presence and was able to truly transcend this work to another level. I really liked the style that it was written in and I felt like the character was very interesting. This is a very detailed read with a lot of good information."
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    #3The Sisters Who Would Be Queen

    The Sisters Who Would Be Queen

    The Sisters Who Would Be Queen is a nonfiction historical biography book written by Leanda de Lisle. This book was published in year 2009 by HarperPress.

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    Timothy Palmer
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Sisters Who Would Be Queen is a nonfiction historical biography book written by Leanda de Lisle. This book was published in the year 2009 by HarperPress, looks like a very good read. I love historical fiction."
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    #4Nine Days a Queen

    Nine Days a Queen

    Nine Days a Queen is a young adult historical fiction book written by Ann Rinaldi. Set in the Tudor period, this fictional book was published on January 31, 2006 by HarperCollins.

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    Jose Mendez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I have read a lot about Lady Jane Grey, and this book did not disappoint. I would prefer something a little more sassy, but this portrayal was consistent with most of the other works I have read."
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    #5Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen

    Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen

    Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen is a historical nonfiction biography written by Alison Plowden. This book was published on August 1, 2004 by The History Press.

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    Isidro Santana
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "For most, the name of Lady Jane Grey means the "nine days queen," the child who was used as a pawn in the power politics of the Tudor realm by both her parents and the Northumberlands."
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    #6Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

    Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery
    Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery
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    George Morgan
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Wasn't a huge fan of this, the characters felt rushed and nothing felt like it belonged. Like things just happened for the sake of happening"
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    #7Coronation of Glory: The Story of Lady Jane Grey

    Coronation of Glory: The Story of Lady Jane Grey

    Coronation of Glory: The Story of Lady Jane Grey is a historical fiction book written by Deborah Meroff. This book was published on January 1, 1998 by Inheritance Publications.

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    Hugo Barron
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Good historical fiction book and great to read it"
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    #8The Lady of Misrule: A Novel

    The Lady of Misrule: A Novel
    The Lady of Misrule: A Novel is a historical fiction book written by Suzannah Dunn. Set in the Tudor Period, this book was published on January 11, 2016 by Pegasus Books.

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    Carolyn Grant
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a fictional take on Lady Jane Grey, but it appears to be well written. It also includes very non fictional events that took place, so I would consider it to be a good work of fiction on the subject."
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    #9In the Shadow of Lady Jane

    In the Shadow of Lady Jane
    In the Shadow of Lady Jane is a historical fiction book written by Edward Charles. This fictional book was published on November 1, 2008 by Pan Macmillan.
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    Bruce Allen
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "A rather dramatic story that consumes the reader with every page! I thoroughly enjoyed this and would suggest it to those who like this genre of fiction!"
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    #10John Dudley

    John Dudley

    John Dudley: The Life of Lady Jane Grey's Father-in-Law is a nonfiction book written by Christine Hartweg. This book was published on February 3, 2016 by Createspace.

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    Howard Parker
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I am sad to say I dont know much about Lady Jane Grey. I would like to know more about Lady Jane Grey. This looks like a good book to get me started."

Summary

Best What are the best fiction and nonfiction books about Lady Jane Grey
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies)Books 32 Paid
2Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane GreyBooks 29 Paid
3The Sisters Who Would Be QueenBooks 27 Paid
4Nine Days a QueenBooks 26 Paid
5Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days QueenBooks 24 Paid
6Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor MysteryBooks 23 Paid
7Coronation of Glory: The Story of Lady Jane GreyBooks 20 Paid
8The Lady of Misrule: A NovelBooks 18 Paid
9In the Shadow of Lady JaneBooks 18 Paid
10John DudleyBooks 16 Paid
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