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Sisters of Treason

By Elizabeth Fremantle

From the author of Queen’s Gambit, which People magazine called, “A must-read for Philippa Gregory fans,” a gripping historical novel about two sisters who tread as dangerously close to the crown as their tragic sister, Lady Jane Grey, executed after just nine days on the throne.

Early in Mary Tudor’s turbulent reign, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder seventeen-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the succession is by no means stable. In Sisters of Treason, Elizabeth Freemantle brings these young women to life in a spellbinding Tudor tale of love and politics.

Neither sister is well suited to a dangerous life at court. Flirtatious Lady Catherine, thought to be the true heir, cannot control her compulsion to love and be loved. Her sister, clever Lady Mary, has a crooked spine and a tiny stature in an age when physical perfection equates to goodness—and both girls have inherited the Tudor blood that is more curse than blessing. For either girl to marry without royal permission would be a potentially fatal political act. It is the royal portrait painter, Levina Teerlinc, who helps the girls survive these troubled times. She becomes their mentor and confidante, but when the Queen’s sister, the hot-headed Elizabeth, inherits the crown, life at court becomes increasingly treacherous for the surviving Grey sisters. Ultimately each young woman must decide how far she will go to defy her Queen, risk her life, and find the safety and love she longs for.

From “a brilliant new player in the court of royal fiction,” (People) Sisters of Treason brings to vivid life the perilous and romantic lives of two little known young women who played a major role in the complex politics of their day.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781476703091


Format: Book
Author: Fremantle, Elizabeth
Summary: "Beginning early in Mary Tudor's turbulent reign, [this book] explores the lives of a pair of sisters as dangerously close to the throne as their sister Lady Jane Grey, who died on the executioner's block at the age of 16, after being queen for nine days"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Sisters of treason / Elizabeth Fremantle.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Subject: Hertford, Katherine Seymour, Countess of, 1540-1568 -- Fiction. Mary I, Queen of England, 1516-1558 -- Fiction. Sisters -- England -- Fiction. Treason -- England -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction. FICTION / Historical. FICTION / Literary. FICTION / General. Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781476703091 (hbk.) 1476703094 (hbk.) 9781476703107 (pbk.) 1476703108 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 14
Call Number: F Fremantle
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Bib Id: 534636

Format: Book
Author: Fremantle, Elizabeth.
Summary: "Beginning early in Mary Tudor's turbulent reign, [this book] explores the lives of a pair of sisters as dangerously close to the throne as their sister Lady Jane Grey, who died on the executioner's block at the age of 16, after being queen for nine days"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Sisters of treason / Elizabeth Fremantle.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Description: 436 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Subjects: Hertford, Katherine Seymour, Countess of, 1540-1568 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mary I, Queen of England, 1516-1558 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Sisters -- England -- Fiction.
Subjects: Treason -- England -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / Historical.
Subjects: FICTION / Literary.
Subjects: FICTION / General.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Notes: "A novel"--Jacket.
Notes: "Originally published in 2014 in Great Britain by Penguin Group"--Title page verso.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-436).
LCCN: 2014001220
ISBN: 9781476703091 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1476703094 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9781476703107 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1476703108 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 14
Call Number: F Fremantle