Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham

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Praise for Susan Higginbotham's Novels

"Susan Higginbotham transports her readers into a vividly portrayed past."—Helen Hollick, author of The Pendragon's Banner trilogy


A daughter can be a dangerous weapon in the battle for the throne of England


Frances Grey harbored no dream of her children taking the throne. Cousin of the king, she knew the pitfalls of royalty and privilege. Better to marry them off, marry them well, perhaps to a clan like the Dudleys.


Jane Dudley knew her husband was creeping closer to the throne, but someone had to take charge, for the good of the country. She couldn't see the twisted path they all would follow.


The never–before–told story of the women behind the crowning of Jane Grey, this novel is a captivating peek at ambition gone awry, and the damage left in its wake.


"Susan Higginbotham draws the reader under her spell...she brings the dead to life."—Christy English, author of The Queen's Pawn, praise for The Stolen Crown


"A beautiful blending of turbulent history and deeply felt fiction...Higginbotham has given readers of historical fiction a gift to treasure."—Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Irish Princess, praise for The Queen of Last Hopes


About Susan Higginbotham

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Susan Higginbotham is the author of four historical novels, including The Stolen Crown, The Queen of Last Hopes, and Hugh and Bess. The Traitor's Wife, her first novel, is the winner of ForeWord Magazine's 2005 Silver Award for historical fiction and is a Gold Medalist, Historical/Military Fiction, 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards. She writes her own historical fiction blog and is a contributor to the blog Yesterday Revisited. Higginbotham has worked as an editor and an attorney, and lives in North Carolina with her family.
Published June 1, 2012 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 336 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In "Her Highness, the Traitor", readers see through the eyes and point-of-view of Lady Frances Grey, the mother of Jane and Lady Jane Dudley, the wife of the Duke of Northumberland and mother of Jane's husband Guildford.

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Open Letters Monthly

Anyone who’s watched Trevor Nunn’s delightfully overwrought 1986 film Lady Jane will remember Frances Grey, the Duchess of Suffolk, from one brutal scene: confronting her daughter Jane and demanding that she marry Guildford Dudley, the fourth son of the powerful Duke of Northumberland, Lady Franc...

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