Trailer Ë Deaths Duel PDF by Ë Garry O'Connor Fear And Distrust Are 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 Law Enforcers Has Been Enlisted 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 Queen 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 Convinced 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 Escape His Mysterious Fate, A Series Of Mounting Climaxes Brings This Authentic And Majestic Tale To A Fitting And Macabre End Based On Meticulous Research By An Acclaimed Biographer Of Shakespeare, This Is A Knife Edged, Psychological Thriller Of Elizabethan England In Best Macabre Style Of That Glorious Period It Is Packed With Tormentors And Victims, And Not Least A Portrait Of Richard Topcliffe The Most Evil Man In England, The Scourge Of Papists And The Queen S Torturer Garry O Connor Was A Former 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 Endeavourpress Each Week You Will Receive Updates On Free And Discounted Ebooks 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 Now

Death s Duel is an interesting take on a biographical novel of John Donne, using his poetry to extrapolate his loves, loyalty, faith, and inner thoughts and motivations O Connor sees Donne as an Elizabethan playboy courtier, frustrated in his one true love, and ever conflicted between his Catholic upbringing and the Protestantism required for survival in the swirling and deadly politics of sixteenth century England He even goes further, depicting Elizabeth herself as secretly a Roman Catholic herself, even as she has Catholics arrested and tortured in order to preserve her own power in aa society struggling among adherents of the still nascent Church of England and Calvinist puritans who were growing in power and destroying everyone 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 possible storyline.
This was a very interesting book with the metaphysical poet, John Donne, as central character In a background of suspicion and intrigue as Elizabethan England waxes and wanes between Catholicism and Protestantism, John Donne, of Catholic background, is challenged and in a duel kills a Scottish protestant man At court as a poet he sees a lady in waiting, Kate Ferrars, and becomes besotted with her We follow Donne through his courtship of her to the denouement which I didn t see coming and after, he settles fully into a protestant role and marries a young Protestant girl His last attempt at redeeming himself for Catholicism is done without his wife s knowledge and fails at the last It did what all good historical novels does for me gets me interested in finding out about the characters and what really happened to them.