A Dangerous Inheritance

A Dangerous Inheritance

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By (author) Alison Weir

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  • Publisher: Hutchinson
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 232mm x 42mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 21 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091926246
  • ISBN 13: 9780091926243
  • Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
  • Sales rank: 50,995

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The year is 1562. Lady Catherine Grey, cousin of Elizabeth I, has just been arrested along with her husband Edward. Their crime is to have secretly married and produced a child who might threaten the Queen's title. Alone in her chamber at the Tower of London, Catherine hears ghostly voices, echoes, she thinks, of a crime committed in the same room where she is imprisoned. The story flashes back to 1483 and another Catherine - Kate Plantaganet, bastard daughter of Richard III. She has heard terrible rumours of the death of the young deposed Edward V and his brother (the Princes in the Tower) but loyalty to her father prevents her believing them. After his death at Bosworth, she is viewed with suspicion by Henry VII's court, even more so when she becomes pregnant. Catherine, too, is pregnant, a friendly warder having sneaked Edward into her room. She finds documents relating to Kate's life and gets swept up both in Kate's story and the mystery of the Princes, which she realises Kate never solved. Kate dies in childbirth and it is left to Catherine to discover the truth about the Princes.

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Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include several works of non-fiction, Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots and Isabella: She-Wolf of France as well as four novels, Innocent Traitor

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