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Paperback  Ö Sacred Treason PDF ñ Your God Your Country Your Kin Who Do You BetrayAnyone 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

10 thoughts on “Sacred Treason

  1. Sarah (Presto agitato) Sarah (Presto agitato) says:

    During the reign of Elizabeth I, religion was a dangerous topic The country had been jerked violently back and forth between Catholicism and Protestantism during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Mary, often with highly unpleasant consequences for those who found themselves on the wrong side of the officially authorized faith du jour Queen Elizabeth was the target of

  2. Samantha Samantha says:

    This novel was suggested to me by several people as a good follow up to C J Sansom s Shardlake series Though this takes place later, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, there are some notable similarities.Our hero in Sacred Treason is a 40 something herald, William Harley Clarenceux King of Arms He turns out to be as intelligent and surprisingly adventurous as everyone s favorit

  3. Susanna - Censored by Susanna - Censored by says:

    For once, the accuracy of the history was not what was pulling a historical novel down This time, it was too twisty a plot.

  4. Linda Linda says:

    Politics, religion and another man s wife What a timeless mess of trouble This is a serious historical fiction based on true and or disputed facts about the legitimacy of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of King Henry VIII, of England The mechanics of good writing are excellent as is the research The author is a renowned historian, and I should have read his Notes first The book started slowly

  5. Jason A. Jason A. says:

    Sacred Treason, by James Forrester, left me a little conflicted This is a novel that I felt was well written, with beautifully described scenes and characters The plot had just the right amount of twists to it, and the resolution was satisfactory I just felt like it took too long to get there Several scenes seemed so similar as to have me doubting whether or not I had doubled back somehow The m

  6. Carey Combe Carey Combe says:

    There s a couple of things I really hate in novels This one contained a classic where a character does something stupid a la Hardy or out of character in order to move the plot along I threw this book down up when the hero managed to kill the physcopath s brother even after he d been tortured ridiculous

  7. Colleen Turner Colleen Turner says:

    I initially reviewed this book for the blog Passages To The Past and am so glad I did Here is my review 1563 William Harley, Clarenceux King of Arms, is content in his life As a herald of England, he has had the opportunity to travel the continent and has enjoyed the privilege and relative safety of a gentleman He has a nice home on London s Fleet Street, a loving wife, two beautiful young daughters and

  8. Dan Oates Dan Oates says:

    Sacred Treason is the first novel from the acclaimed historian Ian Mortimer and as such it makes an interesting read I have read a number of Mortimer s historical texts and these are usually extremely well written and excellently researched, even though in the case of his book on his historical namesake Roger Mortimer he comes to a conclusion that could be described as contentious However this is not a review

  9. Susan Susan says:

    William Harley, Clarenceux King of Arms, is a man of standing and respect He is also a Catholic, which is why he is nervous of late night visits When he is visited by Henry Machyn late one evening, he fears it is to be arrested However, when the clearly afraid Machyn entrusts him with a chronicle, telling him, the fate of two queens depends upon that book, he finds himself plunged into a possible Catholic conspira

  10. Lisa Reads & Reviews Lisa Reads & Reviews says:

    For me, the story took a back seat to insight concerning citizen life during the reign of Elizabeth I It was a time of intolerance, when a difference in religious belief spelled treason, resulting in torture and execution This novel reminded me why the U.S founders insisted upon separation between church and state The belief of any one individual cannot trump the civic rights of others Anyone who supports views coming

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