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Can you recommend any worthwhile books to those interested in Lady Jane or her era? I found Alison Weir's book, 'Lady Jane Grey and the House of Suffolk' very helpful. Any other suggestions?

-- Jennifer (, July 04, 2000


Weir's book is by far the best I've found on Lady Jane. Jane's personal correspondence is in publication but is very hard to find in English.

-- Katherine Greenberg (, August 09, 2000.

Alison Plowden's book "Lady Jane Grey and the House of Suffolk is, take it from me - the most reliable. Hester Chapman's "Lady Jane Grey" published in 1962 is good. Mine will be better (when I have completed it. Watch this space! Peter

-- Peter Carroll (, October 03, 2000.

If you don't mind a touch of fiction, there's a beautifully-written, very moving biographical novel about Jane called THE LILY AND THE LEOPARDS by Alice Harwood. It was published around 1950 and is probably hard to find. Try libraries and online used book sources. There is also a sequel, SO MERCIFUL A QUEEN,SO CRUEL A WOMAN which follows the sad stories of Jane's sisters Katherine and Mary.

-- Beth (, July 04, 2001.

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