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The Lady of the Tower

ByElizabeth St.John

In 1617, Lucy St. John, called “the most beautiful” of all her six sisters defied the conventions of English society and nearly disappeared from history. A brief, but passionate, affair with a nobleman destroyed her heart and reputation, and in her journey to atonement, she embarked on a life that brought her to the very heights of Stuart society. Sister-in-law to the Duke of Buckingham, and friend of Sir Walter Raleigh, Lucy was an observer at the very heart of the power and corruption that raised men up and tore them down again. Circumstance brought her to live within the massive walls of the Tower of London along with traitors, witches, adulterers, and Papal sympathizers. The “Lady of the Tower” was an accomplished horticulturist and herbalist who crafted physicks and medicines to treat family and prisoners alike. Lucy’s journey is documented through contemporary writing, documents from the Jacobean court and her daughter’s memoir.

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Publication Date
Mar 5, 2015
Language
English
ISBN
9781312968851
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Elizabeth St.John

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EPUB

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