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The Lady of Misrule with Suzannah Dunn in Bath

Friday 4th September 2015

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Following the critical success of her sparkling historical and contemporary novels, Suzannah Dunn’s latest story, The Lady of Misrule, is told through the eyes of Elizabeth Tilney, the teenage girl who volunteered to act as companion to doomed queen, Lady Jane Grey.

Knitting together historical detail with a lyrical sense of the everyday – the hormonal frustrations and tantrums of two teenage girls blend easily into a discussion of political and religious context – this is a powerful evocation of Jane’s final days.  The portrait that emerges is not, as school history lessons might lead us to believe, that of a victim, but of a passionate and complex leader.

Forget everthing you thought you knew about Lady Jane Grey and join Suzannah for an eye-opener on the crisis that gave England a ‘nine days queen’.