A Dangerous Inheritance

A Dangerous Inheritance

A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower

Book - 2012
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England's Tower of London was the terrifying last stop for generations of English political prisoners. A Dangerous Inheritance weaves together the lives and fates of four of its youngest and most blameless: Lady Katherine Grey, Lady Jane's younger sister; Kate Plantagenet, an English princess who lived nearly a century before her; and Edward and Richard, the boy princes imprisoned by their ruthless uncle, Richard III, never to be heard from again. Across the years, these four young royals shared the same small rooms in their dark prison, as all four shared the unfortunate role of being perceived as threats to the reigning monarch. 

Weaving together their lives and fates into a dark mystery of thwarted love and ruthless ambition, Alison Weir has written the most suspenseful, large-scale novel of her career.

Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2012.
ISBN: 9780385667104
Branch Call Number: FICTION WEI
Characteristics: 507 p. : geneal. tables ; 25 cm.

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Minimartha25
Jan 29, 2015

Loved it! I'm a big fan of historical fiction and have stuck to Philippa Gregory in recent year but Weir does a fantastic job. I really couldn't put this one down. Well worth the read if you too are a British Monarchy history fan :)

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KarenW
Jan 21, 2013

Family skeletons should be left alone, but seldom are. And the search for truth behind the death of the little princes in the tower is woven together in this well researched tale. Flipping back and forth in time, two women named Kate participate in the turbulent times of their lives. While one witnesses the events of Richard III, the other nearly a century later, sees her sister become a pawn in the very dangerous game of power and who shall rule England.

ehbooklover Nov 11, 2012

A well researched, hard-to-put-down historical novel telling the stories of Katherine Grey, sister of Lady Jane Grey, and Kate Plantagenet, the illegitimate daughter of Richard III. Though these women are from different time periods, they are linked by their interest in solving the mystery of the Princes in the Tower and by the fact that they are both pawns in their family's power struggles for the throne.

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