The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #14)

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Title:The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #14)
Author:Philippa Gregory
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Last Tudor
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:528 pages pages

The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #14) Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Dec 02, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

  • Misfit
    Aug 19, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    Aug 14, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

    Gah, I am so conflicted about this book. And Philippa Gregory in general. Because when she is on her game (The Other Boleyn GirlThe Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, The Queen's Fool), her writing is superb, and I keep reading her books in the hopes that this one will be another gem....

    3.5 stars. Well, I'm conflicted, as I so often am when reading Philippa Gregory lately. I have little trouble overlooking historical inaccuracies as long as the big picture is in order. This was told in three parts, and they were all different in my levels of interest. Jane's perspecti...

    I won The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory in a Goodreads giveaway last month and I just finished it last night. TUDOR ERA SPOILERS BELOW! I enjoyed some of Philippa Gregory's other work; I liked The Other Boleyn Girl because, while I knew the story of Anne Boleyn, I knew jack abou...

    Lady Jane Grey and her sisters, Katherine and Mary, are all grandnieces of Henry VIII. That means they are in line for the throne and during this time period that is a dangerous place to be. Henry's son and heir, Edward, dies and he writes in his will that he wants Jane to take the thr...

  • Saturday's Child
    Oct 24, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

    Gah, I am so conflicted about this book. And Philippa Gregory in general. Because when she is on her game (The Other Boleyn GirlThe Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, The Queen's Fool), her writing is superb, and I keep reading her books in the hopes that this one will be another gem....

    3.5 stars. Well, I'm conflicted, as I so often am when reading Philippa Gregory lately. I have little trouble overlooking historical inaccuracies as long as the big picture is in order. This was told in three parts, and they were all different in my levels of interest. Jane's perspecti...

    I won The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory in a Goodreads giveaway last month and I just finished it last night. TUDOR ERA SPOILERS BELOW! I enjoyed some of Philippa Gregory's other work; I liked The Other Boleyn Girl because, while I knew the story of Anne Boleyn, I knew jack abou...

    Lady Jane Grey and her sisters, Katherine and Mary, are all grandnieces of Henry VIII. That means they are in line for the throne and during this time period that is a dangerous place to be. Henry's son and heir, Edward, dies and he writes in his will that he wants Jane to take the thr...

    This is THE GRAND FINALE of Philippa's Tudor Court series ladies and gents! And let me tell you, it delivers. ...

    My second great Tudor read for this year. ...

  • Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
    Aug 27, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

  • Rosemary
    Nov 07, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

    Gah, I am so conflicted about this book. And Philippa Gregory in general. Because when she is on her game (The Other Boleyn GirlThe Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, The Queen's Fool), her writing is superb, and I keep reading her books in the hopes that this one will be another gem....

    3.5 stars. Well, I'm conflicted, as I so often am when reading Philippa Gregory lately. I have little trouble overlooking historical inaccuracies as long as the big picture is in order. This was told in three parts, and they were all different in my levels of interest. Jane's perspecti...

    I won The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory in a Goodreads giveaway last month and I just finished it last night. TUDOR ERA SPOILERS BELOW! I enjoyed some of Philippa Gregory's other work; I liked The Other Boleyn Girl because, while I knew the story of Anne Boleyn, I knew jack abou...

  • Cher
    Nov 09, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

  • Iset
    Aug 07, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

  • Kate
    Jul 25, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

  • Kim
    Aug 16, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

    Gah, I am so conflicted about this book. And Philippa Gregory in general. Because when she is on her game (The Other Boleyn GirlThe Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, The Queen's Fool), her writing is superb, and I keep reading her books in the hopes that this one will be another gem....

    3.5 stars. Well, I'm conflicted, as I so often am when reading Philippa Gregory lately. I have little trouble overlooking historical inaccuracies as long as the big picture is in order. This was told in three parts, and they were all different in my levels of interest. Jane's perspecti...

    I won The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory in a Goodreads giveaway last month and I just finished it last night. TUDOR ERA SPOILERS BELOW! I enjoyed some of Philippa Gregory's other work; I liked The Other Boleyn Girl because, while I knew the story of Anne Boleyn, I knew jack abou...

    Lady Jane Grey and her sisters, Katherine and Mary, are all grandnieces of Henry VIII. That means they are in line for the throne and during this time period that is a dangerous place to be. Henry's son and heir, Edward, dies and he writes in his will that he wants Jane to take the thr...

    This is THE GRAND FINALE of Philippa's Tudor Court series ladies and gents! And let me tell you, it delivers. ...

    My second great Tudor read for this year. ...

    So basically I may or may not be done with this series, even though I only have three books left. This series has been kind of hit or miss for me. I'm reading it chronologically, so I started with The Lady of the Rivers and continued on to The White Queen and so on...and honestly, I...

    It is not that the messages do not come to me; they do come, everyone knows they must report to the monarch. But first they stop to tell the men. Of course, a queen?s court is bound to be the resort of the ladies, but how am I to be a ruling queen if I am not at the centre of the co...

    Lady Jane Gray is one of the more amazing though less-known figures in history. Her mother was the sister of Henry VIII. She was taught Latin, Hebrew, Greek, and Italian from an early age, requesting to learn Hebrew so that she could make better biblical translations. She was an ardent...

  • Trejon
    Aug 08, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

  • Sonja Arlow
    Sep 26, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

  • Tania
    Sep 09, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

  • Karen
    Aug 23, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

  • Touchstone Books
    Jun 29, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

    Gah, I am so conflicted about this book. And Philippa Gregory in general. Because when she is on her game (The Other Boleyn GirlThe Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, The Queen's Fool), her writing is superb, and I keep reading her books in the hopes that this one will be another gem....

    3.5 stars. Well, I'm conflicted, as I so often am when reading Philippa Gregory lately. I have little trouble overlooking historical inaccuracies as long as the big picture is in order. This was told in three parts, and they were all different in my levels of interest. Jane's perspecti...

    I won The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory in a Goodreads giveaway last month and I just finished it last night. TUDOR ERA SPOILERS BELOW! I enjoyed some of Philippa Gregory's other work; I liked The Other Boleyn Girl because, while I knew the story of Anne Boleyn, I knew jack abou...

    Lady Jane Grey and her sisters, Katherine and Mary, are all grandnieces of Henry VIII. That means they are in line for the throne and during this time period that is a dangerous place to be. Henry's son and heir, Edward, dies and he writes in his will that he wants Jane to take the thr...

    This is THE GRAND FINALE of Philippa's Tudor Court series ladies and gents! And let me tell you, it delivers. ...

  • Alasandra Alawine
    Sep 27, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

  • Linda
    Jul 27, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

  • Carole P. Roman
    Aug 16, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

  • Donna
    Aug 08, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

  • Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his)
    Apr 28, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

  • Ophelia Sings
    Aug 11, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

  • Trish at Between My Lines
    Jan 20, 2018

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

  • Amy
    Apr 15, 2018

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

  • Ashley Marsh
    Feb 11, 2018

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

    Gah, I am so conflicted about this book. And Philippa Gregory in general. Because when she is on her game (The Other Boleyn GirlThe Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, The Queen's Fool), her writing is superb, and I keep reading her books in the hopes that this one will be another gem....

    3.5 stars. Well, I'm conflicted, as I so often am when reading Philippa Gregory lately. I have little trouble overlooking historical inaccuracies as long as the big picture is in order. This was told in three parts, and they were all different in my levels of interest. Jane's perspecti...

  • Diana Long
    Jan 31, 2018

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

  • Gumble's Yard
    Aug 20, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

    Gah, I am so conflicted about this book. And Philippa Gregory in general. Because when she is on her game (The Other Boleyn GirlThe Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, The Queen's Fool), her writing is superb, and I keep reading her books in the hopes that this one will be another gem....

    3.5 stars. Well, I'm conflicted, as I so often am when reading Philippa Gregory lately. I have little trouble overlooking historical inaccuracies as long as the big picture is in order. This was told in three parts, and they were all different in my levels of interest. Jane's perspecti...

    I won The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory in a Goodreads giveaway last month and I just finished it last night. TUDOR ERA SPOILERS BELOW! I enjoyed some of Philippa Gregory's other work; I liked The Other Boleyn Girl because, while I knew the story of Anne Boleyn, I knew jack abou...

    Lady Jane Grey and her sisters, Katherine and Mary, are all grandnieces of Henry VIII. That means they are in line for the throne and during this time period that is a dangerous place to be. Henry's son and heir, Edward, dies and he writes in his will that he wants Jane to take the thr...

    This is THE GRAND FINALE of Philippa's Tudor Court series ladies and gents! And let me tell you, it delivers. ...

    My second great Tudor read for this year. ...

    So basically I may or may not be done with this series, even though I only have three books left. This series has been kind of hit or miss for me. I'm reading it chronologically, so I started with The Lady of the Rivers and continued on to The White Queen and so on...and honestly, I...

    It is not that the messages do not come to me; they do come, everyone knows they must report to the monarch. But first they stop to tell the men. Of course, a queen?s court is bound to be the resort of the ladies, but how am I to be a ruling queen if I am not at the centre of the co...

  • Александър
    Dec 19, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 01, 2018

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

    Gah, I am so conflicted about this book. And Philippa Gregory in general. Because when she is on her game (The Other Boleyn GirlThe Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, The Queen's Fool), her writing is superb, and I keep reading her books in the hopes that this one will be another gem....

    3.5 stars. Well, I'm conflicted, as I so often am when reading Philippa Gregory lately. I have little trouble overlooking historical inaccuracies as long as the big picture is in order. This was told in three parts, and they were all different in my levels of interest. Jane's perspecti...

    I won The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory in a Goodreads giveaway last month and I just finished it last night. TUDOR ERA SPOILERS BELOW! I enjoyed some of Philippa Gregory's other work; I liked The Other Boleyn Girl because, while I knew the story of Anne Boleyn, I knew jack abou...

    Lady Jane Grey and her sisters, Katherine and Mary, are all grandnieces of Henry VIII. That means they are in line for the throne and during this time period that is a dangerous place to be. Henry's son and heir, Edward, dies and he writes in his will that he wants Jane to take the thr...

    This is THE GRAND FINALE of Philippa's Tudor Court series ladies and gents! And let me tell you, it delivers. ...

    My second great Tudor read for this year. ...

    So basically I may or may not be done with this series, even though I only have three books left. This series has been kind of hit or miss for me. I'm reading it chronologically, so I started with The Lady of the Rivers and continued on to The White Queen and so on...and honestly, I...

  • Lilibet
    Mar 30, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

  • hpboy13
    Aug 22, 2017

    Philippa Gregory?s latest book is as good as a play? if you like fantastical parodies. If you want to read a well-written novel about the Greys, I recommend Susan Higginbotham?s Her Highness, the Traitor instead. Here we are again. Another year, another Philippa Gregory releas...

    "The devil protects his own." A Game of Thrones, indeed. There is more vanity, spite, jealousy, arrogance, murder and mayhem in this crooked line of succession to the Tudor dynasty that would, undoubtedly, make Ned Stark's head spin. Most certainly, winter has come. Adding to thi...

    I don't want to touch this book with a 100-meter pole because of the description. (All below quotes are taken from it.) "Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also ...

    Ugh. Jane was annoying enough, but I yield at 20% with Katherine's story. She's even whinier and self-centered than Jane was. Back to the library you go. ...

    Three sisters and three very different voices from the past all coming from one family. Philippa Gregory's The last Tudor is the final story in her successful series that began with Anne Boleyn. Starting with Jane Grey, the doomed nine day queen, Gregory draws a portrait of a teen devo...

    Once upon a time, a was a big fan of Philippa Gregory. Her novels piqued an interest in medieval history for me, and therein lies the problem; once you begin to delve into the history books, Gregory's novels are rendered frustrating and often infuriating, so often is she lax when it co...

    The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory has thrown me down a Tudor rabbit hole, but I?m not looking to escape anytime soon. The treachery, the gore, along with all the political wheeling and dealing captivate me, and I can?t get enough. MY THOUGHTS ON THE LAST TUDOR BY PHILIPPA GREGO...

    This is the 15th book by this author that I have read. I have enjoyed this particular series so much. I love this kind of historical fiction. When reading her books, I inevitably have to google these historical characters, to see how the book is going to end. This one was no different....

    4.5 stars. I love Philippa Gregory, she has the ability to take historical people and make them incredibly real. The reason this loses half a star is because I struggled a bit with Lady Jane Grey (I had the same problem with another book about her earlier this year, Innocent Traitor.) ...

    The fourteenth (chronologically speaking) in Philippa Gregory?s historical fiction novels of Plantagenet Tudor England, this one features the era of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. But its focus is on the last three Tudor Princesses and likely heirs, Lady Jane Grey, (Queen f...

    I find Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels very hit and miss. A couple I adore but others I don't and sometimes find them hard to finish. Unfortunately, this is one of the latter - largely, I think, because the characters are allowed no freedom to develop. All is rigid. All is black and wh...

    Be ever grateful that you were not a royal living under the reign of Elizabeth I or Mary Tudor, Henry's half sister. According to this book, Elizabeth not only ruled with an iron hand but also a jealous one as well. Ms Gregory alludes to the idea that Elizabeth never wanted anyone at c...

    I had decided to overcome my distaste for Philippa Gregory and give this book a shot, since Lady Jane Grey has always been a historical figure of great interest to me. Simply reading the synopsis made me change my mind. "..who earned the lifelong hatred of her cousin Elizabeth I when...

    3 1/2 stars This has to be hands down the saddest Phillipa Gregory I have ever listened to. Jane Grey ? queen for 9 days, more pious than the Pope, eldest of the Grey sisters and to be honest not the most riveting character to read about (sorry Jane) Catherine Grey ? marri...

    ???????? ???????? ? ???? ????????? ?????! ???? - ????????! :D ...

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it. I have read enough about Tudor history to know that Queen Elizabeth was not actually the golden angel pop culture often portrays her as today, nor do I believe that "virgin queen" is an appropriate moniker though that does give me a great c...

    This was another fascinating Tudor historical fiction, this one about the Grey sisters. The Grey sisters are the granddaughters of King Henry VIII's younger sister, Mary. Upon King Edward's death, and per his will, the Protestant reformers put Jane Grey on the throne instead of Edward'...

    You're not getting me again, Phil. ...

    After reading many books on the Tudors it was a nice change to see lesser known members of the extended family (The Grey Sisters, cousins to Elizabeth 1) taking centre stage . ...

    I've read a number of this author's Historical works of fiction and I am always captivated by her writing and the voice she brings to these women. It's no doubt she spends hours researching her subjects and with the knowledge she obtains creates a plausible history for them. In this n...

    The story of the Grey sisters. Jane who is ordered to marry Guildford Dudley and ordered to take the throne as the Protestant heir. When Jane refuses to make Guildford King her support disappears and she is left alone to face the wrath of Queen Mary. Imprisoned in The Tower until her F...

    Gah, I am so conflicted about this book. And Philippa Gregory in general. Because when she is on her game (The Other Boleyn GirlThe Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, The Queen's Fool), her writing is superb, and I keep reading her books in the hopes that this one will be another gem....