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The Gunpowder Plot of Frances is surrounded by danger finding happiness only with the King’s precocious young daughter and with Tom Wintour the one courtier she feels she can trust But is he all that he seemsAcclaimed as a brilliant historian Tracy Borman proves with this thrilling debut novel that she is also a born storyteller.. Probably closer to 25 starsThe blurb is uite misleading and I found it difficult to remain interestedGood writing however I just found the plot full and monotonous

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The King's Witch

In March of as she helps to nurse the dying ueen Elizabeth of England Frances Gorges dreams of her parents’ country estate where she has learned to use flowers and herbs to become a much loved healer She is happy to stay at home when King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne His court may be shockingly decadent but his intole. Thankfully despite the title there isn t a witch in sight Obscure historical figure Lady Frances Gorges winds up against her will within the lascivious and dangerous court of King James during the early 1600 s Imperiously Protestant and paranoid King James is determined to rid his court of witches He persecutes tortures and kills healers and other women with sadistic relish An unpopular king his court is teeming with intrigue treachery conspiracy and sedition Most of the action involves the political maneuvering within the court and the Gunpowder Plot This is a vibrant historical novel that utilizes Lady Frances s obscurity to enliven actual events

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Rant Puritanism sees witchcraft in many of the old customs punishable by deathBut when her ambitious uncle forcibly brings Frances to the royal palace she is a The King's ePUB #10003 ready target for the twisted scheming of the Privy Seal Lord Cecil As a dark campaign to destroy both King and Parliament gathers pace culminating in. 425 stars for this lovely book I enjoy a piece of historical fiction that can shine a new light and a different view upon a well known historical person while also creating an engaging story around those of lesser fame I feel as though I must keep this brief to avoid spoilers but I will say that this presents an excellent contrast to some of the books you may read about the Jacobean court Written with sympathy of the ueen Anne of Denmark our protagonist and lead character is Frances Gorges an herbalist not a good time to be a woman interested in the garden from an old noble family Very delighted by this author and I m looking forward to her promised seuel as we continue to follow the life of the very likable Lady Frances


10 thoughts on “The King's Witch

  1. says:

    Tracy Borman is already an accomplished historian The challenge with her first novel was to prove that she can also be a good writer of fiction In my opinion she did a wonderful job on that accountFrances Gorges is a young noble women living

  2. says:

    Tracy Borman has written several books covering the Tudor period and I especially enjoyed her book on Thomas Cromwell Thi

  3. says:

    Thankfully despite the title there isn’t a witch in sight Obscure historical figure Lady Frances Gorges winds up against her will within the lascivious and dangerous court of King James during the early 1600’s Imperiously Protestant and paranoid King James is determined to rid his court of witches He persecutes tortures and kills healers and other women with sadistic relish An unpopular king his court is

  4. says:

    Netgalley #31Many thanks to Tracy Borman Atlantic Monthly Press and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased reviewThis was not the best historical fiction I've ever read but it certainly wasn't the worst What may have improved my opinion would have been an included author's note to explain who and what was based on fact and what was fiction Those pages are imperative to me I know

  5. says:

    425 stars for this lovely book I enjoy a piece of historical fiction that can shine a new light and a different view upon a well known historical person while also creating an engaging story around those of lesser fame I feel as thoug

  6. says:

    Tracey Borman draws her inspiration for this book from Frances Gorges who was one of eight children of Helena Snakenborg and her second husband

  7. says:

    How I loved this A stunning account of life at the court of James I in the years immediately following the death of Elizabeth I She was a hard act to follow and this James I definitely struggles Lady Frances Gorges is a fascinating little known figure and I loved how Tracy Borman interprets her story mixing fact

  8. says:

    35 stars I am glad I stuck with this book after its very slow start It finally picked up and told a very interesting story about Frances Gorges a young Lady in ueen Elizabeth's service and skilled in healing and herbs After the ueen's death she is employed as an attendant to the new King James' 8 year old daughter Elizabeth The Lord of the Privacy Seal Cecil has taken a dislike to Frances for some reason that I am unclea

  9. says:

    Probably closer to 25 starsThe blurb is uite misleading and I found it difficult to remain interestedGood writing however I just found the plot

  10. says:

    I agree with this statement 100% “Acclaimed as a brilliant historian Tracy Borman proves with this thrilling debut novel that she is also a born storyteller” Brief history King James VI of Scotland after the death of Elizabeth I becomes also King James I of England and Ireland becoming the first monarch to be