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[Reading The King's Witch] PDF by Tracy Borman



10 thoughts on “The King's Witch

  1. says:

    Tracy Borman is already an accomplished historian The challenge with her first novel was to prove that she can also be a good writer of fiction In my opinion she did a wonderful job on that accountFrances Gorges is a young noble women living in 1603 England She is allowed by her loving parents to grow as an independent woman and to cultivate her skills as a healer She was taught the wonders of herbs by the pastor of her hometown Longford

  2. says:

    Tracy Borman has written several books covering the Tudor period and I especially enjoyed her book on Thomas Cromwell This time Tracy Borman enters the 17th century and through historical fiction offers those who haven't read her Witches A Tale of Sorcery Scandal and Seduction an interesting insight into 17th century witch hunt For me this read was uite interesting and fun as Borman did a great job incorporating hundreds of fac

  3. says:

    Thankfully despite the title there isn’t a witch in sight Obscure historical figure Lady Frances Gorges winds up against her will within the lascivious and dangerous court of King James during the early 1600’s Imperiously Protestant and paranoid King James is determined to rid his court of witches He persecutes tortures and k

  4. says:

    Netgalley #31Many thanks to Tracy Borman Atlantic Monthly Press and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased reviewThis was not the best historical fiction I've ever read but it certainly wasn't the worst What may have improved my opinion would have been an included author's note to explain who and what w

  5. says:

    425 stars for this lovely book I enjoy a piece of historical fiction that can shine a new light and a different view upon a well known historical person while also creating an engaging story around those of lesser fame I feel as though I must keep this brief to avoid spoilers but I will say that this presents an excellent contrast

  6. says:

    Tracey Borman draws her inspiration for this book from Frances Gorges who was one of eight children of Helena Snakenborg an

  7. says:

    How I loved this A stunning account of life at the court of James I in the years immediately following the death of Elizabeth I She was a hard a

  8. says:

    35 stars I am glad I stuck with this book after its very slow start It finally picked up and told a very interesting story a

  9. says:

    Probably closer to 25 starsThe blurb is uite misleading and I found it difficult to remain interestedGood writing however I just found the plot full and monotonous

  10. says:

    I agree with this statement 100% “Acclaimed as a brilliant historian Tracy Borman proves with this thrilling debut novel that she is also a born storyteller” Brief history King James VI of Scotland after the death of Elizabeth I becomes also King James I of England and Ireland becoming the first monarch to be called the King of

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In March of 1603 as she helps to nurse the dying ueen Elizabeth of England Frances Gorges dreams of her parents’ country estate where she has learned to use flowers and herbs to become a much loved healer She is happy to stay at home when King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne His court may be shockingly decadent but Tracy Borman is already an accomplished historian The challenge with her first novel was to prove that she can also be a good writer of fiction In my opinion she did a wonderful job on that accountFrances Gorges is a young noble women living in 1603 England She is allowed by her loving parents to grow as an independent woman and to cultivate her skills as a healer She was taught the wonders of herbs by the pastor of her hometown Longford and she used her talents to help the ones that were in need Her family was a favorite of ueen Elizabeth I and she aided the old ueen to die peacefully However when the new king James I VI comes to the throne he does not share the same warm feelings for the Gorges family and does not appreciate Frances skills You see the kind was obsessed with religion and witch hunting Back in those days a woman healer could easily be considered a witch under the right circumstances In order to be safe Frances retreats from the court to her family s castle but she is forced to come back by her uncle who secures her a spot as the 8 years old princess maid of honour From the moment she steps into the court she is closely supervised by The Lord Privy Seal a terrible man who wants to use her in order to secure his position with the king Life at court is not pleasant The king contrary to his religious fervor prefers hunting and young boys to the court responsibilities and the company of his Royal family He hates the Catholics and does not do anything to protect the He is obsessed with treason and thinks there are plots at every corner And he is right The novel is woven around the Gunpowder plot made by closet Catholics aiming to kill the Protestant king and crown his daughter as ueen and secure her support for their religion Among all the court intrigues and plotting there is also a beautiful love story between Frances and one of the traitors Thomas Wintour I enjoyed this novel uite a bit I did not know much about the time period or the Gunpowder plot and it gave me the perfect opportunity to learn I could see that the author knows history well but she did not exaggerate with the details in the detriment of the plot I believe the two were very well balanced and the pacing was appropriate Obviously as it is written around real events the suspense is not as exciting as a purely fictional account As I checked the details of the plot on Wikipedia I already knew how everything was going to unravel so there wasn t a lot of tension in the end I recommend the reader to check the facts after they finish the story to better enjoy the 2nd part of the novel The love story was tender and not overwhelming a nice addition to the plot All in all an enjoyable and informative historical fiction from an author I want to read of her books Many thanks to Netgalley and Grove Atlantic for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

SUMMARY The King's Witch

The King's Witch

Owder Plot of 1605 Frances is surrounded by danger finding happiness only with the King’s precocious young daughter and with Tom Wintour the one courtier she feels she can trust But is he all that he seemsAcclaimed as a brilliant historian Tracy Borman proves with this thrilling debut novel that she is also a born storytelle Probably closer to 25 starsThe blurb is uite misleading and I found it difficult to remain interestedGood writing however I just found the plot full and monotonous

READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ DEALSONWINES.CO.UK Þ Tracy Borman

His intolerant Puritanism sees witchcraft in many of the old customs punishable by deathBut when her ambitious uncle forcibly brings Frances to the royal palace she is a ready target for the twisted scheming of the Privy Seal Lord Cecil As a dark campaign to destroy both King and Parliament gathers pace culminating in the Gunp Tracey Borman draws her inspiration for this book from Frances Gorges who was one of eight children of Helena Snakenborg and her second husband Thomas Gorges her mother being the favoured attendant to Elizabeth I until her death in 1603 The narrative follows Frances who is a member of the court of James I and ueen Anne and is also a healer and herbalist a skill that risks the condemnation of practicing witchcraft Frances struggles as a young woman who is able to elevate her male relatives status through an advantageous marriage but she is also in constant danger of the men who are only to happy to be be employed by the king to uncover witches Her allies include ueen Anne as she is the companion of her daughter Princess Elizabeth during which time Frances falls in love with Thomas Wintour and their relationship leads her to become entangled in a Paptist plot against the King Full of danger and intrigue The Kings s Witch is written with thorough historical research and describes all the debauchery and danger of the court of James I with such aplomb it rivals the novels of Phillipa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick Highly recommended

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