For most, the name of Lady Jane Grey means the "nine days queen", the child who was used as a pawn in the power politics of the Tudor realm by both her parents, the Suffolks, and Northumberlands. Alison Plowden's book tells the tragic story of Jane's life, and death, but also reveals her to be a woman of unusual strength of conviction, with an intelligence and steady faith beyond her years. The story also offers us an insight into the least known of Henry VIII's wives, Katherine Parr.
Alison Plowden at the BBC as a script editor in Features and Drama until 1969, before leaving to work as a full-time writer. She has had 18 books published, specialising in the Tudor and Stuart periods, her most recent being Henrietta Maria (Sutton Publishing). 2001) She has also produced numerous radio scripts and two series for television.