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Innocent Traitor is a historical novel by Alison Weir, published in It is the story of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days in Alison Weir, our pre-eminent popular historian, has now fulfilled a life’s ambition to write historical fiction. She has chosen as her subject the bravest, most. I am now a condemned traitor I am to die when I have hardly begun to live. Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir’s.

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Is it obvious where the author has made up passages? Are these convincing, given what is known about Lady Jane.

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

What are the advantages of having several narrators? Are there any disadvantages? Which voices are the most, or least, convincing? The passages narrated by Admiral Thomas Seymour and Lord Guilford Dudley, which provided lighter and more humorous insights, were edited out of the book, making it an altogether darker tale.


Do you think that these voices could have added anything to our overall view of Jane, or to the book itself? Getting the contemporary dialogue right is always a challenge for any historical novelist. What are the potential problems and pitfalls?

How far do you think the author has succeeded in writing the dialogue in this book? Another challenge for the author was writing a story that has a famous ending.

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How does she manage to maintain tension and interest in the plot, when many of her readers will know its outcome? Does the author succeed in shocking us with this scene? Does it convince us that suffering an experience like this might have been the reason why the historical Jane refused to sleep with her husband thereafter, or make him King Consort?

How does Guilford view what happened on their wedding night?

Did she make the right decision? What do we learn from the novel about the status of women and children in Tudor England? Or was Frances perhaps trying to re-establish herself at court wir so distance herself from the tragedy that had overtaken her family?


What makes the Tudor age so perennially fascinating? Why is this period more popular than ever today?

Are these convincing, given what is known about Lady Jane 2. Learn More About Innocent Traitor print. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

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