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The Fallen angel

Frances Gorges seems destined to be happy at last. King James has apparently lost his appetite for hunting witches, so the medical skills and herbal knowledge that saw Frances accused of witchcraft no longer seem to hang over her like a death sentence. The King would rather be hunting stag and boar, and Frances's beloved husband Thomas is firmly established in the royal household as the Master of Buckhounds. Their family is growing and their estates are secure. But life at court is never without intrigue, jealousy and danger for long, and a new arrival turns the world upside down. George Villiers is a young man with the face of an angel, and as his many enemies are about to discover, the cunning heart of a devil. Soon James is totally in thrall to this charismatic new lover. All the King's former favourites are crushed by Villiers' lies and ruthless scheming. Thomas's life is made a misery and Frances is back under suspicion as Villiers - rapidly made the Earl of Buckingham - moves to secure the hand and fortune of her friend Katherine Manners. Appalled at the courtier's greed and ambition and the King's weakness and lust, Frances finds herself drawn back towards her old friend Sir Walter Raleigh and his last, desperate plot to see a Catholic monarch on the throne. And then her troubles really begin.

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ISBN 9781473662544 (pbk.)
9781473662537 (Hardcover)
Classification Number F
Author Borman, Tracy
Title The Fallen angel [BK]
Series Frances Gorges historical trilogy Bk.3
Frances Gorges seems destined to be happy at last. King James has apparently lost his appetite for hunting witches, so the medical skills and herbal knowledge that saw Frances accused of witchcraft no longer seem to hang over her like a death sentence. The King would rather be hunting stag and boar, and Frances's beloved husband Thomas is firmly established in the royal household as the Master of Buckhounds. Their family is growing and their estates are secure. But life at court is never without intrigue, jealousy and danger for long, and a new arrival turns the world upside down. George Villiers is a young man with the face of an angel, and as his many enemies are about to discover, the cunning heart of a devil. Soon James is totally in thrall to this charismatic new lover. All the King's former favourites are crushed by Villiers' lies and ruthless scheming. Thomas's life is made a misery and Frances is back under suspicion as Villiers - rapidly made the Earl of Buckingham - moves to secure the hand and fortune of her friend Katherine Manners. Appalled at the courtier's greed and ambition and the King's weakness and lust, Frances finds herself drawn back towards her old friend Sir Walter Raleigh and his last, desperate plot to see a Catholic monarch on the throne. And then her troubles really begin.
James -- I, King of England, 1566-1625
Gorges, Frances
Stuart, House of
Buckingham, George Villiers, -- Duke of, 1592-1628
James -- I, King of England, 1566-1625
Buckingham, George Villiers, -- Duke of, 1592-1628
Subject Courts and courtiers -- England -- Fiction
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction
Conspiracy -- Fiction
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction
Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Nobility -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- James I, 1603-1625 -- Fiction
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