Queen Elizabeth's Daughter (A Novel of Elizabeth I)

By: Barnhill, Anne Clinard

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First printing. Remainder mark, address label on half-title page, some pages lightly dog-eared. 2014 Trade Paperback. ix, 371 pp. Mistress Mary Shelton is Queen Elizabeth's favorite ward, enjoying every privilege the position affords. The British queen loves Mary like a daughter, and, like any good mother, she wants her to make a powerful match. The most likely prospect: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. But while Oxford seems to be everything the queen admires: clever, polished and wealthy, Mary knows him to be lecherous, cruel, and full of treachery. No matter how hard the queen tries to push her into his arms, Mary refuses. Instead, Mary falls in love with a man who is completely unsuitable. Sir John Skydemore is a minor knight with little money, a widower with five children. Worst of all, he's a Catholic at a time when Catholic plots against Elizabeth are rampant in England. The queen forbids Mary to wed the man she loves. When the young woman, who is the queen's own flesh and blood, defies her, the couple finds their very lives in danger as Elizabeth's wrath knows no bounds.

Title: Queen Elizabeth's Daughter (A Novel of Elizabeth I)

Author: Barnhill, Anne Clinard

Categories: Historical, British,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, St. Martins Griffin: 2014

ISBN Number: 0312662122

ISBN Number 13: 9780312662127

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2304971