Sacred Treason (The Clarenceux trilogy - book 1)

Sacred Treason (The Clarenceux trilogy - book 1)

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released September 1, 2010
ISBN 9780755356010

£70.00

From the author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England, now a major BBC 2 TV series comes a brilliant and enthralling debut historical thriller in the vein of C.J. Sansom.


London, 1563. England is a troubled nation. Catholic plots against the young Queen Elizabeth spring up all over the country. The herald William Harley - known to everyone as Clarenceux - receives a book from his friend and fellow Catholic, Henry Machyn. But Machyn is in fear of his life... What secret can the book hold? And then Clarenceux is visited by the State in the form of Francis Walsingham and his ruthless enforcers, who will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. If Clarenceux and his family are to survive the terror of the state, he must solve the clues contained in the book to unlock its dangerous secrets before it's too late. And when he does, he realises that it's not only his life and the lives of those most dear to him that are at stake...

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James Forrester

James Forrester is the fiction-writing name (the middle names) of the historian Dr Ian Mortimer - best known as the author of 'The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England' and its Elizabethan follow-up. The Clarenceux trilogy of novels - 'Sacred Treason', 'The Roots of Betrayal' and 'The Final Sacrament' are set in the period 1563-67. The series is named after their central character, William Harley, Clarenceux King of Arms, a herald in the College of Arms.

Ian-James lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor, in the Southwest of the UK. Find out more about his writing as James Forrester at www.jamesforrester.co.uk.

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