Lady Jane born in 1537 was brought up in home of her cold, unloving parents, Lady Frances Brandon – niece of King Henry VIII, and Henry Grey, 3.Marquess of Dorset, and later Duke of Suffolk. Her parents disappointed that she is not a boy, who could carry their name to the future and be the heir of their House, were very strict with her. Her mother never show any affection to her daughter, criticise her for everything, never praised but hit when she felt she need to be disciplined.
But Jane wasn’t completely alone in her miserable life. She had Mrs Ellen, her nurse since early days of life to the last one. Mrs Ellen loved Jane like her own daughter, always supported her, always her friend and defender. Although, she could do nothing to prevent Lady Jane’s sad end.
What I liked the most and admired in Lady Jane, was her passion for books and knowledge. She was well educated and enjoyed every minute of her lessons. She was also very religious, and till the end of her days did not betrayed her protestant faith, which could save her life if she converted to a catholic.
I read “Innocent Traitor” with great pleasure and would recommend it to everyone who likes history.