Sacred Treason by James Forrester
(Clarenceux Trilogy)

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"Vivid and dramatic."—The Guardian


"Arresting."—Daily Telegraph


Your God. Your Country. Your Kin.

Who Do You Betray?


1563: Anyone could be a suspect; any Catholic could be accused of plotting against the throne. Clarenceux keeps his head down and his religion quiet. But when a friend desperately pleads with Clarenceux to hide a manuscript for him, he is drawn into a web of treachery and conspiracy he may never untangle. Is there no refuge if your faith is your enemy?


Bestselling author Dr. Ian Mortimer, writing as James Forrester, has crafted a chilling, brilliant story that re-imagines how the explosive mix of faith and fear can tear a country apart. Sacred Treason tells a thrilling story of murder, betrayal, and loyalty—and the power of the written word.


"An Elizabethan romp featuring a conspiracy, a secret manuscript, and whispers about Anne Boleyn."—Sunday Times

 

About James Forrester

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JAMES FORRESTER is the pen name of historican Dr. Ian Mortimer. Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and winner of its Alexander Prize for his work on social history, he is the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England. He lives in the Southwest of England.
 
Published October 1, 2012 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 479 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Forrester (the pen name of historian Ian Mortimer, author of The Time Traveler%E2%80%99s Guide to Medieval England) brings a new trilogy to the Elizabethan shelves with this enjoyable first book. In 1

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Based loosely on fact (do read the author's note at the back of the book when you've finished the story) and with references to real people, the story had me on the edge of my seat on more than one occasion as Clarenceux escaped from one difficult situation after another.

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