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A Woman of Noble Wit (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Few women of her time lived to see their name in print. But Katherine was no ordinary woman. She was Sir Walter Raleigh's mother. This is her story.





Set against the turbulent background of a Devon rocked by the religious and social changes that shaped Tudor England; a Devon of privateers and pirates; a Devon riven by rebellions and plots, A Woman of Noble Wit tells how Katherine became the woman who would inspire her famous sons to follow their dreams. It is Tudor history seen though a woman's eyes.





As the daughter of a gentry family with close connections to the glittering court of King Henry VIII, Katherine's duty is clear. She must put aside her dreams and accept the husband chosen for her. Still a girl, she starts a new life at Greenway Court, overlooking the River Dart, relieved that her husband is not the ageing monster of her nightmares. She settles into the life of a dutiful wife and mother until a chance shipboard encounter with a handsome privateer, turns her world upside down......





Years later a courageous act will set Katherine's name in print and her youngest son will fly high.

Fiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Troubador Publishing Publication Date: 28/09/2021 ISBN-13: 9781800464599  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rosemary Griggs is a retired Whitehall Senior Civil Servant with a lifelong passion for history. She is now a speaker on Devon's sixteenth century history and costume. She leads heritage tours at Dartington Hall and makes regular costumed appearances at National Trust houses and local museums.

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