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The Jacobites' Plight

Morag Edwards

A gripping saga of a family buffeted by war, dwindling fortunes, and royal rivalries, from the author of The Jacobite's Wife.

William Herbert has no Jacobite sympathies, but he's been persecuted throughout his life for his family's loyalty to the exiled Stuart dynasty. His sister, Winifred Maxwell, is guilty of treason, and William could be found guilty of the same charge for helping her escape from London.

Winifred and her unreliable husband make it to Rome, to the exiled court of the "Pretender," James III, and Winifred becomes governess to the princes Charles and Henry.

Meanwhile, his daughter, Mary, is in Paris with her lover, a man she refuses to marry. William is desperate to protect Mary from her gambling and financial mistakes but is soon caught in the web of his daughter's deluded ambitions.

But as Mary's misadventures continue, both William and Winifred may pay the price . . .

Praise for The Jacobite's Wife

"An impressive, lively narrative of a memorable woman who, aside from her one daring exploit, is lamentably little-known." -Historical Novels Review

"The extraordinary tale of an amazing woman." -Mari Griffith, author of Root of the Tudor Rose

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloodhound Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 21st, 2024
  • Pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.25in - 0.79in - 0.89lb
  • EAN: 9781916978515
  • Categories: BiographicalHumorous - General
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