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Martyr

Author: Rory Clements
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062356259
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England is close to war. Within days the axe could fall on the neck of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Spain is already gathering a battle fleet to avenge her. Tensions in Elizabeth I's government are at the breaking point. At the center of the storm is John Shakespeare, chief intelligencer in the secret service of Sir Francis Walsingham. When an intercept reveals a plot to assassinate England's "sea dragon," Francis Drake, Shakespeare is ordered to protect him. Busy fitting out his ships on land, Drake is frighteningly vulnerable. If he dies, England will be open to invasion. From the splendor and intrigue of the royal court to the sleek warships of Her Majesty's Navy and the teeming brothels of Southwark, Shakespeare soon learns that nothing is as it seems …

Die Schrift Des Todes

Author: C.J. Sansom
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104034826
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*** Platz 1 der englischen Bestsellerlisten *** Matthew Shardlake ermittelt in seinem sechsten Fall Tudor-London, Sommer 1546: Die Ära König Heinrichs VIII neigt sich ihrem Ende zu. Unerbittlich bekämpfen sich Katholiken und Protestanten, die Jagd auf Ketzer wird immer gnadenloser. In dieser aufgeheizten Situation wird Matthew Shardlake in den Palast der Königin gerufen. Er soll ein brisantes Buch wiederfinden, das sie verfasst hat und das aus ihren Gemächern gestohlen wurde. Der Inhalt dieses Werkes könnte sie aufs Schafott bringen. Doch bevor Shardlake und sein Gehilfe Jack Barak die Suche aufnehmen, wird in London ein Drucker tot aufgefunden. Bei ihm findet sich eine Seite des Buches.

Traitor

Author: Rory Clements
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062301942
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The Elizabethan Bond is back . . . Under the threat of a second Spanish Armada, John Shakespeare is sent to Lancashire to guard over England's secret weapon and its inventor, the maverick magician Dr. Dee. But nothing is so simple when the country is a hotbed of secret loyalties and civil unrest. During his mission, Shakespeare stumbles upon Catholic priests in hiding, a mysterious Bohemian seductress, and—of course—murder. Between facing off with a nefarious witch hunter and attending one of the first performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the intrepid John Shakespeare fights to stay alive while on the hunt for a deadly traitor.

Shakespeare And The Truth Of Love

Author: J. Bednarz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230393322
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A comprehensive study of Shakespeare's forgotten masterpiece The Phoenix and Turtle . Bednarz confronts the question of why one of the greatest poems in the English language is customarily ignored or misconstrued by Shakespeare biographers, literary historians, and critics.

Der Pfeil Der Rache

Author: C.J. Sansom
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104010757
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Juni 1545: Michael Calfhill war Lehrer bei der Familie Hobbeys und wurde nicht müde, auf das schreiende Unrecht hinzuweisen, das den beiden Mündeln Emma und Hugh widerfuhr. Doch nun ist er tot – erhängt. Die Ermittlungen in diesem Fall führen Matthew Shardlake nach Portsmouth, wo die gesamte englische Flotte vor Anker liegt. Gefahr und Angst liegen in der Luft, denn eine Invasion der Franzosen wird befürchtet. Als Shardlake das Geheimnis der Hobbeys zu ergründen versucht, ist auch sein Leben bedroht.

Shakespeare S Mystery Play

Author: Steve Sohmer
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719055669
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Through considerable detective work, this work sets out to show that Julius Caeser was the first play performed at the new Globe Theatre on 12 June 1599. Drawing on many areas of expertise, which are rarely allied in Shakespeare scholarship to such an extent, including biblical, liturgical, social and theatrical history, the author sheds new light not only on Julius Caeser but on a variety of accepted beliefs. These include: why Hamlet was not crowned king when his father died; why Brutus would not swear to murder Caeser; why the Elizabethan authorities retained the Julian calender; and why the orthodox dates of the first composition of both Twelfth Night and Hamlet can be called into question.

Prince

Author: Rory Clements
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848544278
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*****FANS OF THE EXPLOSIVE BBC TV SERIES 'GUNPOWDER' STARRING KIT HARRINGTON will love the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award***** '[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times ********** Spring 1593. England is a powder keg of rumour and fear. Plague rages, famine is rife, the ageing Queen's couriers scheme: Elizabeth's Golden Age is truly tarnished. Meanwhile Spain watches and waits - and plots. Into this turmoil a small cart clatters through the streets of London, carrying a deadly load. It is the first in a wave of horrific bombing attacks on the Dutch immigrant community that will change John Shakespeare's life for ever. Driven on by cold rage, Shakespeare's investigations will take him from magnificent royal horseraces to the opulent chambers of Black Luce's brothel, from the theatrical underworld of Marlowe and Kyd to the pain-wracked torture cells of priest-hunter Richard Topcliffe, and from the elegant offices of master tactician Robert Cecil to the splintering timbers of an explosive encounter at sea. As Shakespeare delves ever deeper, he uncovers intricate layers of mystery and deception that threaten the heart not only of the realm, but of all that he holds dear.

The Queen Must Die

Author: John Scarinci
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450284019
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Its the year 1587 and dangers menace England from all directions. Not only does a Spanish invasion threaten the kingdom, but discontented Catholics are also fomenting revolt. One such group devises a plan to assassinate Queen Elizabeth during a theatrical performance, hoping to place the Catholic Mary Stewart on the throne instead. But during a back street brawl, one of these conspirators is killed, and so the would-be assassins need a replacementa player who might be secretly Catholic, and harbor a grudge against Elizabeth. These conspirators discover a new player from Stratford-upon-Avon, Will Shakespeare, who has left his wife, Anne, and their three children to pursue his love of the theater. He has all of the qualifications for the mission, but can he be convinced to take part in this dangerous undertaking? The task seems impossible until an unexpected turn of events gives the young Will Shakespeare a reason to join the conspiracy.

The Queen S Man

Author: Rory Clements
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 184854846X
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Includes BONUS short story *****FANS OF THE EXPLOSIVE BBC TV SERIES 'GUNPOWDER' STARRING KIT HARRINGTON will love the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award***** '[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times ********** England is a Judas nest of conspiracy It is 1582, and the conflict between Protestant and Catholic threatens to tear the country in two. While Queen Elizabeth I holds the reins of power, there are those whose loyalty lies with her imprisoned cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. On his first major mission for Sir Francis Walsingham, the young John Shakespeare is ordered to discover a conspiracy to free the Stuart queen from Sheffield Castle. All too soon, he realises that the tentacles of the plot reach deep into his native Warwickshire and threaten his own friends and family. His duty lies with Elizabeth - but how far will he go to protect those he loves?