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De Lisle, Leanda

Overview
Works: 11 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 4,102 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Genealogy 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA317.15.G7, 942.0530922
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Most widely held works by Leanda De Lisle
The sisters who would be queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary, Katherine, and Jane Grey'sisters whose mere existence nearly toppled a kingdom and altered a nation's destiny'are the captivating subjects of Leanda de Lisle's new book. The Sisters Who Would Be Queen breathes fresh life into these three young women, who were victimized in the notoriously vicious Tudor power struggle and whose heirs would otherwise probably be ruling England today. Born into aristocracy, the Grey sisters were the great-granddaughters of Henry VII, grandnieces to Henry VIII, legitimate successors to the English throne, and rivals to Henry VIII's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Lady Jane, the eldest, was thrust center stage by greedy men and uncompromising religious politics when she briefly succeeded Henry's son, the young Edward I. Dubbed "the Nine Days Queen" after her short, tragic reign from the Tower of London, Jane has over the centuries earned a special place in the affections of the English people as a "queen with a public heart." But as de Lisle reveals, Jane was actually more rebel than victim, more leader than pawn, and Mary and Katherine Grey found that they would have to tread carefully in order to avoid sharing their elder sister's violent fate. Navigating the politics of the Tudor court after Jane's death was a precarious challenge. Katherine Grey, who sought to live a stable life, earned the trust of Mary I, only to risk her future with a love marriage that threatened Queen Elizabeth's throne. Mary Grey, considered too petite and plain to be significant, looked for her own escape from the burden of her royal blood'an impossible task after she followed her heart and also incurred the queen's envy, fear, and wrath. Exploding the many myths of Lady Jane Grey's life, unearthing the details of Katherine's and Mary's dramatic stories, and casting new light on Elizabeth's reign, Leanda de Lisle gives voice and resonance to the lives of the Greys and offers perspective on their place in history and on a time when a royal marriage could gain a woman a kingdom or cost her everything. From the Hardcover edition
After Elizabeth : the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of England by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many volumes have been written about the reign of Elizabeth I; this book focuses on the critical year her reign ended, when England lost its childless queen and a Machiavellian struggle ensued to find her successor. December 1602: The formidable ruler has become a dithering old woman. The kingdom has been weakened by the cost of war with Spain and the simmering discontent of both the rich and the poor. Elizabeth's senior relative, James VI of Scotland, is a foreigner and a Stuart, excluded from the throne under English law. Around the old queen and the new king swirl a cast of unforgettable characters. We witness the scheming of courtiers for the candidates of their choice, and the widespread fear that civil war, invasion, or revolution will follow the monarch's death; and we are given intimate insights into political power plays and psychological portraits relevant to our own era.--From publisher description
Tudor : passion, manipulation, murder : the story of England's most notorious royal family by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an epic narrative sweeping from 1437 to the first decade of the seventeenth century, the author traces the rise and rule of the Tudor dynasty to rediscover the true significances of previously overlooked figures
The sisters who would be queen : the tragedy of Mary, Katherine, & Lady Jane Grey by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their story is one in which high politics had the most personal possible impact on the women whose lives it charts, one in which the pressure for royal women to produce legitimate male heirs ended instead in their brutal deaths or enforced celibacy
The sisters who would be queen [Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey, a Tudor tragedy] by Leanda De Lisle( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Lady Jane Grey while offering insight into the parallel experiences of her sisters and the broader Grey family, detailing Jane's short reign and the royal bloodline that exposed all three to the enmity of Elizabeth I
Tudor : the family story by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudors are a national obsession. From TV bodice-rippers to Booker-prize winning novels and scholarly journals, they are our favourite family in history. Their story is packed with famous and thrilling tales: Henry VIII and his wives,Elizabeth the Virgin Queen, the Princes in the Tower, the Armada
After Elizabeth : how James, King of Scots won the crown of England in 1603 by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholics and their houses by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic untold story of the three tragic Grey sisters, all heirs to the Tudor throne, all victims to their royal blood
the family story by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudors are a national obsession. But, as Leanda de Lisle shows, beyond the familiar headlines, and deep into their past, is a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. It is the story of a dynasty's rise and fall, presenting a family struggling at every turn to establish their right to the throne; a family dominated by remarkable women doing everything possible to secure influence and the family line
After Elizabeth the death of Elizabeth and the coming of King James by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sisters who would be queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy
Alternative Names
Leanda De Lisle.

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Languages
English (65)

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After Elizabeth : the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of EnglandThe sisters who would be queen : the tragedy of Mary, Katherine, & Lady Jane GreyThe sisters who would be queen [Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey, a Tudor tragedy]After Elizabeth : how James, King of Scots won the crown of England in 1603The Catholics and their housesThe tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane GreyAfter Elizabeth the death of Elizabeth and the coming of King James