A Queen of a New Invention: Portraits of Lady Jane Grey Dudley, England’s Nine Days Queen by J. Stephan Edwards

| June 3, 2015

There are twenty-nine surviving portraits which have, at one time or another, been said to depict the ill-fated “Nine Days Queen” Lady Jane Grey, but the authenticity of many of them is, at best, dubious. In his book A Queen of a New Invention: Portraits of Lady Jane Grey Dudley, England’s Nine Days Queen, Lady […]

Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle

| July 5, 2014

I found Elizabeth Fremantle’s first book The Queen’s Gambit a riveting read so I was looking forward to diving into Sisters of Treason. I enjoyed Fremantle’s first novel but this one was even better and I found it hard to put down. Sisters of Treason was inspired by Leanda de Lisle’s non-fiction book The Sisters […]

Five Women of the English Reformation by Paul F Zahl

| March 18, 2011

Guest review by Niki A. Incorvia, M.A – Thanks, Niki!:- I have primarily read historical fiction books of the Tudor era, until Amazon “suggested” to me Paul F. Zahl’s Five Women of the English Reformation. Zahl includes amongst these women, Anne Boleyn, Anne Askew, Katherine Parr, Jane Grey, and finally, Catherine Willoughby, chosen from those […]

The Tudor Secret by C W Gortner

| February 8, 2011

“The Tudor Secret” is the latest novel from C W Gortner, author of “The Last Queen” and “The Confessions of Catherine de Medici”, and I was excited about reading it when I heard that it was actually the first book in a series called “The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles” and was described as being “filled […]

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery by Eric Ives

| February 11, 2010

With it being the anniversary of Lady Jane Grey’s execution tomorrow I thought it was fitting for me to publish my review of Eric Ives’s biography “Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery”. If you keep up with my posts on The Anne Boleyn Files, you will know that I am Professor Ives’s number one fan […]

The Sisters Who Would be Queen by Leanda de Lisle

| December 9, 2009

“The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Katherine, Mary and Lady Jane Grey” is a non-fiction account of the stories of these three sisters, the times they lived in and the monarchs who reigned in their lifetimes. I was desperate to read this after reading Jeane Westin’s historical novel, “The Virgin’s Daughters”, and […]