I haven't read any Philippa Gregory novels for some time, but liked the premise of this story. It tells about the end of the Tudors with Lady Jane Grey, who was manipulated by her family and in laws to become Queen for 9 days before being beheaded as a traitor at only 16 years old.
We also get to meet her younger sisters Katherine and Mary, who are at the mercy of their cousin Queen Elizabeth the First and must follow her instructions or risk being branded traitors like their sister.
For me this felt like an original story about three sisters where there is little written about them, and I enjoyed the novel, easily getting lost in the Tudor times and thinking about how heavy and awkward those big dresses must have been to wear. 4/5