Fictionalized biography of that romantic and tragic little figure, Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine days, victim of greed for power. Northumberland and her wicked parents used her slender claim to succession, married her to a young man who did not love her, and made her a pawn for their ambitions. The author has done a skillful job in weaving Jane's innocence, her shyness, her simplicity into the politics and drama of the period. She has shown how young Guilford grew to love his wife. She has sharpened the tragedy of Jane's brief career as wife and queen by contrasting it with the story of a young couple, castle servants she befriended. The reader sees the harsh splendor of Mary Tudor, rightful heir to the crown, the sickly helplessness of young Edward, through Lady Jane's eyes. A romantic, absorbing biography.