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The Last Tudor - Philippa Gregory
Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told
We are delighted to welcome best selling author Philippa Gregory to Warwick as she celebrates her 30th Anniversary in writing with this special pre-Festival event. Philippa will be talking about the last novel in her Tudor Series, The Last Tudor.
How long do you have?’ I force a laugh.
‘Not long,’ he says very quietly. ‘They have confirmed your sentence of death. I am so sorry. You are to be beheaded tomorrow. We don’t have long at all.’
Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased King, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the King’s half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block. There Jane turned her father’s greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom.
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