Friday, 7 February 2014

The Elizabethan Age is a comparatively settled period in England’s history, one of glory, expansionism, the opening years of Empire, exploration and discovery. This all came with a price. Every historical moment of brightness also contains its darkness. Jenny Barden’s new novel, The Lost Duchess, published in hardback and as an e book this November, contains such themes, glorious events of exploration and colonisation, and the price paid by many individuals, men, women and children, struggling to colonise the New World’s relatively unchartered shores....

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