A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower by Alison Weir

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A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower Read Online Free - 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.



Title : A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower
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ISBN : 0091926238
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 507 pages


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Sarah (Presto agitato) rated it ★★★☆☆

September 07, 2015

A Dangerous Inheritance weaves together the stories of two women of the Plantagenet/Tudor eras. The first is Katherine (“Kate”) Plantagenet (? - before 1487), the illegitimate daughter of Richard III. She is largely a fictional creation as little is known about her life. The second is the somewha...


Andrea rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 17, 2012

I finished reading "A Dangerous Inheritance," but as a former member of the Richard III Society (dedicated to clearing his name and to proving he didn't kill the little princes) I'm pretty sorry I bought this book. It's a good read, but it makes my blood boil to read about Richard as villain and...


Orsolya rated it ★★★☆☆

October 16, 2012

The Princes in the Tower are a delicious historical mystery which still mystifies many Anglophiles. Alison Weir’s new angle on the mystery portrays Kate Plantagenet and Katherine Grey attempting to unravel some of the dark secrets behind the brothers’ disappearance in “A Dangerous Inheritance”. I...


Samantha rated it ★★★☆☆

July 23, 2013

'A Dangerous Inheritance' is a story with definite potential. Unfortunately, Weir uses it as a platform to once again state her case for Richard III as the murderer of the Princes in the Tower. Yes, the case is well made, but she already wrote that book, right? I would have enjoyed this novel muc...


Cynthia rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 16, 2012

I regret that this book will be for sale on October 2nd. Why? The Richard III dig. I do not recommend this book to anyone just beginning with Richard. I am a Ricardian, yes. I have read a lot of information both pro-and anti- Richard and have made my judgment that he did not kill the princes. I w...


Michele rated it ★★★☆☆

August 16, 2012

Weir gets her history straight and as a history buff, I certainly do admire that in a historical fiction writer. What didn't work for me was the execution of this novel. The chapters alternate between Catherine Grey, the sister of Jane Grey (the infamous Nine Days Queen of England) and Katherine...


Allie rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2012

Can't wait...such a huge fan of Alison weir...lady elizabeth, innocent traitor, and captive queen were SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness just got it out of the library today it's such a beautiful book I cant wait!


Lolly's Library rated it ★★★★☆

September 15, 2012

3.5 stars From the blurb: 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...


Maria Grazia rated it ★★★★★

October 28, 2012

"I can never forget the day they brought me the news that my sister's head had been cut off. I was not yet thirteen, too young fully to understand why she had to die, but old enough to imagine the horrific scene at the end. They said she had committed treason, the foulest of all crimes, but it di...


Carole Lehr rated it ★★★☆☆

March 20, 2013

This story is so filled with British history it will make a dyed-in-the-wool Anglophile's head spin! Although I did find this novel to be slow in building momentum, it did start to redeem itself about two-thirds of the way through. I love British history but felt it a bit tedious at times. It was...





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