New The last Tudor- Philippa Gregory hardback book

The last Tudor- Philippa Gregory

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Elizabeth’s royal cousin Jane Grey is faced with the choice of death or denying her faith after being forced onto the throne of England.

It is left to Elizabeth to measure the threat posed to her by the remaining Grey girls – the famous beauty Katherine Grey and her sister, Mary. Alternately befriended and snubbed, the two girls thrive as the queen’s companions, learning to judge her moods and avoid her temper tantrums.

But they each have a secret: Katherine is in love with a heir to the great family Seymour, and Mary with the queen’s sergeant porter. They come to realise that Elizabeth will never allow either of them to marry for fear of a Tudor heir to the Throne.

  • Hardback book
  • Philippa Gregory
  • The Last Tudor is Philippa Gregory's final novel based on the Tudor family
  • ISBN 978-1-4711-3305-3
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Elizabeth’s royal cousin Jane Grey is faced with the choice of death or denying her faith after being forced onto the throne of England.

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    • Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king’s half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower.

      When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block. There Jane turned her father’s greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom. ‘Learn you to die’ is the advice that Jane gives in a letter to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and find love. But her lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and, when Mary dies, to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a potential royal heir before she does. So when Katherine’s secret marriage is revealed by her pregnancy, she too must go to the Tower. ‘Farewell, my sister,’ writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary finds it easy to keep secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth’s suspicious glare.

      After watching her sisters defy the queen, Mary is aware of her own perilous position as a possible heir to the throne. But she is determined to command her own destiny and be the last Tudor to risk her life in matching wits with her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Elizabeth. 

      • Philippa Gegory Tudor series
      • ISBN: 978-1-4711-3305-3

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