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her own power in aa society struggling among adherents of the still nascent Church of England and Calvinist puritans own power in aa society struggling among adherents of the still nascent Church of England and Calvinist puritans were growing in power and destroying veryone in their path I have not studied Donne s life or poetry so I cannot address the likelihood of this scenario but this novel gives a fun view into court politics parties and people of the time "And At Least One "at least one storyline Death s Duel caught my attention because of its subject I was Vinced he is a Catholic rebel Donne is forced into a duel And to his dismay he kills his Scottish rival Donne doesn’t know which way to turn and soon he is pursued by unknown forces who want justice for the crime he has committed Things are complicated further by the machinations of his mistress the cold hearted yet tantalizing Kate Ferrars who tempts him to a fate worse than self destruction As the tortured poet wriggles this way and that to The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life escape his mysterious fate a series of mounting climaxes brings this authentic and majestic tale to a fitting and macabrend Based on meticulous research by an acclaimed biographer of Shakespeare this is a knife dged psychological thriller of Elizabethan England In best macabre style of that glorious period it is packed with tormentors and victims and. ,
Death s Duel is an interesting take on a biographical novel of John Donne using his
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AND MOTIVATIONS O CONNOR SEES DONNEmotivations O Connor sees Donne an Elizabethan playboy courtier frustrated in his one true love and ver conflicted between his Catholic upbringing and the Protestantism reuired for survival in the swirling and deadly politics of sixteenth century England He PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition even goes further depicting Elizabeth herself as secretly a Roman Catholic herselfven as she ha. 1586 Fear and distrust are Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography eating out the heart of Elizabethan England Around half of the people in England were reckoned to be Catholics but they are being hunted down and persecuted and any who are seen to be harbouring them are put to the death To tap the priests who tried to minister to them – or to the noble families who were their figureheads – an army of spies blackmailers informers and lawnforcers has been nlisted John Donne the famous love poet and later Dean of St Paul’s is torn between damning his soul and renouncing his Catholic heritage or damning his body by going against his ueen and country and failing to practice the Protestant faith In the intense ‘witch hunt’ which follows he becomes black listed as someone to watch out for After being set upon by a young man con. Amiliar with some of Donne s poems but knew little about the man behind them Now obviously this is fiction and not a scholarly biography but I thought it would still make a nice introduction I found the character fascinating and the plot was nicely paced and kept me turning the pages There were a handful of typos nough to make me take note and comment on them but otherwise the prose was readable and njoyable The period setting came across well and overall the book left me interested in learning about Donne. Not least a portrait of Richard Topcliffe the most vil man in England the
scourge of Papists and the ueen’s torturer Garry O’Connor was aof Papists and the ueen’s torturer Garry O’Connor was a director at the Royal Shakespeare Company He became a writer and a theatre critic and wrote several books including William Shakespeare A Popular Life Darlings of the Gods A Year in the Life of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and The Pursuit of Perfection The Life of Maggie Teyte Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at wwwendeavourpresscom Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted books Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is .