The Sisters Who Would be Queen - Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Tragedy-logo

The Sisters Who Would be Queen - Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Tragedy

Leanda de Lisle

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Born into aristocracy, the Grey sisters were the great-granddaughters of Henry VII, grandnieces to Henry VIII, legitimate successors to the English throne, and rivals to Henry VIII's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Lady Jane, the eldest, was thrust center stage by uncompromising religious politics when she briefly succeeded Henry's son, the young Edward VI. Dubbed "the Nine Days Queen" after her short, tragic reign from the Tower of London, Jane has over the centuries earned a special place in the affections of the English people as an abused child and a "queen of the public heart." But as Leanda de Lisle reveals, Jane was actually more rebel than victim, more leader than pawn, and Mary and Katherine Grey would have to tread carefully in order to avoid sharing their elder sister's violent fate. Navigating the politics of the Tudor court after Jane's death was a precarious challenge. Katherine Grey earned the trust of Mary I, only to risk her future with a love marriage that threatened Queen Elizabeth's throne. Mary Grey, considered too petite and plain to be significant, looked for her own escape from the burden of her royal blood-an impossible task after she followed her heart and also incurred the queen's envy, fear, and wrath. Exploding the many myths of Lady Jane Grey's life, unearthing the details of Katherine's and Mary's dramatic stories, and casting new light on Elizabeth's reign, de Lisle gives voice and resonance to the lives of the Greys and offers perspective on their place in history and on a time when a royal marriage could gain you a kingdom or cost you everything.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

10h 50m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:08


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:06


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:21


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:51


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

26:11


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

21:44


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

24:03


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

18:42


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

22:03


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

28:59


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

21:11


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

29:06


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

28:23


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

33:03


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

29:37


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

23:31


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

28:06


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

24:25


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

24:11


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

26:07


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

18:58


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

15:15


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

16:51


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

23:58


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

09:24


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

21:55


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

18:50


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

20:05


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

10:54


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

13:37