Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey

Version: Unabridged
Author: Alison Weir
Narrator: Stina Nielsen
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: February 2007
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

RPopular biographer Weir ("Eleanor of Aquitaine," etc.) makes her historical fiction debut with this coming-of-age novel set in the time of Henry VIII. Weir's heroine is Lady Jane Grey (1537P1554), whose ascension to the English throne was briefly and unluckily promoted by opponents of Henry's Catholic heir, Mary.S--"

Reviews (11)

Innocent Traitor

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on November 25th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed the book. I was spurred on to learn more about Queen Jane learned that things didn't go exactly as they went in the book. Fiction authors have a free artistic license but I guess I was spoiled by Philippa Greggory's style with footnotes.

Well written

Written by Anh from Laporte, IN on March 28th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Well told and interesting. Each person in the story was very well defined.

If you like Philippa Gregory . . .

Written by Seaweed on October 4th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

You'll like this book if you like Philippa Gregory, as I do. Thoroughly enjoyable historical fiction, well researched.

Innocent Traitor

Written by Jo on July 7th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This novel of historical fiction was very interesting. Told through the characters, like a diary, and very moving. If you enjoy historical fiction, this is a great book. Jo

Innocent Traitor

Written by Robin B on February 3rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was very informative, excellent descriptions and narrators and I enjoyed it very much but do not get this book unless you have many hours to listen to all the CDs. I spend many hours on the road and at my computer and it was worth getting this book. Highly recommended.

Lady Jane Part 2

Written by Rachel M from Fallbrook, CA on January 30th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Although history tells us how this is all to end, this second part gives great insight to the sadness and unfairness this poor girl was made to endure her whole life.

Innocent Traitor

Written by Pauline on June 9th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed listening to this book! As a lover of British history I couldn't remember how Lady Jane Grey's life ends ... so the ending stayed a surprise to me - and so very well written! Having different readers take the different roles made it extremely interesting to listen to - and helped to keep the myriad of characters straight! I heartily recommend this book to history lovers.

Most excellent

Written by Anonymous from Stillwater, MN on December 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What can one say. Allison Wier does it again. A well read well written story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The story blends real fact with slight fiction to provide an engrossing story of the 9 day queen.

Jane For President!

Written by Jessica Campbell-Smith from Palm City, FL on November 28th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This story is fascinating and riveting. What a terrible time to be a woman, yet what conviction and goodness Jane had despite her suppressed and unjust circumstances. Weir does a great job bringing Jane and her times to life and the narrators do a great job giving all the characters believable voices. I really felt like I knew these people, and when it comes to Lady Jane Grey I am thankful for it.

Good historic fiction

Written by Anonymous on October 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This story will make you very sad for the political machinations that Jane Grey was forced to endure. This book is a great way to get a free history set within the framework of a well-plotted story. I wish this book had been available to me when I was in high school and college.

Author Details

Author Details

Weir, Alison

Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of the novel Innocent Traitor, and several historical biographies, including Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Life of Elizabeth, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII. She lives in Surrey, England with her husband and two children.