Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Haute Reads: Innocent Traitor

As I mentioned in my Royal Wedding post, my fascination with the English monarchy lies less with William and Harry and more with the Tudor period. (And now that the Showtime version of The Tudors has ended, I'm not really sure what to do with my Sunday nights.)

I don't know what I like so much about this time period. Everyone was greedy, manipulative, and miserable; there was a ton of violence, and women were treated like cattle that could be bought and sold.

But there's also sex! And intrigue! And cunning/manipulation! I can't get enough.

I just finished the book Innocent Traitor by Allison Weir, which is about the plot to put Lady Jane Grey on the English throne after the death of Henry VIII. I spent like three hours on Sunday totally engrossed in it, and if my friend Ashley hadn't called to see if I wanted to go for a walk, my muscles may have atrophied.

Is anyone else fascinated by this time period (and people like Anne Boleyn) or is it just me?


shae majors said...

Um did anyone ever see The Other Boleyn Girl?!?!

....I die!

Haughty by Nature said...

Shannon, if you thought the movie was good, you HAVE to read the book. Especially now that it's summer and you have free time :)

I know I sound like a dork, but I own it.

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