Lady Jane Grey was born into times of extreme danger. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she was a pawn in a dynastic power game with the highest stakes, she lived a life of political machinations and lethal religous fervour.
Jane's astonishing and essentially tragic story was played out during one of the most momentous periods of English History. As a great-niece of Henry VIII, and the cousin of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, she grew up to realise that she could never throw off the chains of her destiny. Her honesty, intelligence and strength of character carry the reader through all the vicious twists of Tudor power politics, to her nine-day reign and it unbearably poignant conclusion.