The Fallen Angel (Paperback)
In the gripping conclusion to Tracy Borman's Stuart-era trilogy, Frances Gorges must face a dangerous new enemy deep within the court of James I
Life has never been quiet for Frances Gorges at the court of King James, but after finding herself at the center of plots and conspiracies for many years both as an accused witch and a secret Catholic, by 1614 Frances hopes to distance herself from the decadence and ruthlessness of the aging and venal monarch. However, when a handsome stranger appears at a courtier's country estate, he immediately draws the wandering eyes of the King, throwing the established order of the court into upheaval. George Villiers is ambitious and violent, ready to take down whatever--and whoever--stands in his way, including Frances and her husband Sir Thomas Tyringham.New friends and old alliances--from Francis Bacon and Prince Charles to Sir Walter Raleigh--will offer Frances ways to resist the treachery of Villiers, but danger and Catholic plotting always lurks just around the corner, and sometimes from unexpected sources. With her meticulous eye for detail and evocative storytelling, Tracy Borman's The Fallen Angel is a riveting conclusion to her trilogy set during the first Stuart monarch's reign.
About the Author
Tracy Borman is England's joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books including Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him; The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty; Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant; Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I; Elizabeth's Women: Friends, Rivals, and Foes Who Shaped the Virgin Queen; Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction; as well as the novels The King's Witch and The Devil's Slave. Borman is also a regular broadcaster and public speaker. tracyborman.co.uk @tracyborman