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  • Published: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099534594
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $24.99
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A Dangerous Inheritance




A new novel by bestselling author and historian, Alison Weir

The year is 1562. Lady Catherine Grey, cousin of Elizabeth I, has just been arrested along with her husband Edward. Their crime is to have secretly married and produced a child who might threaten the Queen's title.

Alone in her chamber at the Tower of London, Catherine hears ghostly voices, echoes, she thinks, of a crime committed in the same room where she is imprisoned.

The story flashes back to 1483 and another Catherine - Kate Plantaganet, bastard daughter of Richard III. She has heard terrible rumours of the death of the young deposed Edward V and his brother (the Princes in the Tower) but loyalty to her father prevents her believing them. After his death at Bosworth, she is viewed with suspicion by Henry VII's court, even more so when she becomes pregnant.

Catherine, too, is pregnant, a friendly warder having sneaked Edward into her room. She finds documents relating to Kate's life and gets swept up both in Kate's story and the mystery of the Princes, which she realises Kate never solved.

Kate dies in childbirth and it is left to Catherine to discover the truth about the Princes.

  • Pub date: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099534594
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Alison Weir

Alison Weir is one of Britain’s top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and, most recently, The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces. She is married with two adult children and lives and works in Surrey.

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Praise for A Dangerous Inheritance

“Stunning . . . spine-tingling . . . A richly layered cake of love, sex, danger, death and mystery”

Sunday Express


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