Virgin and the Crab

Virgin and the Crab : Sketches, Fables and Mysteries from the Early Life of John Dee and Elizabeth Tudor

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12 Years, 2 Kings, 3 Queens - The Ultimate Tudor NovelEngland 1550s. The brilliant young mathematician and astronomer John Dee has one overwhelming obsession: liberty. Abandoned and in danger, Elizabeth Tudor has one simple aim: survival. This is their story. Against the background of the English Reformation, and threatened by a vengeful and unforgiving queen, the mysterious brotherhood of the Rose Lodge attempts to guide the nation towards enlightenment and stability. Here, the special alchemy of the Virgin and the Crab works its magic, growing from childhood friendship, through adolescent flirtation to mutual respect and admiration as together they prepare to sacrifice everything for the world they wish to inherit.
BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION. Some of the real-life characters in this novel: Elizabeth I, Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, Mary I, Robert Dudley, William Cecil, Thomas Wyatt
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Product details

  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 25mm | 562g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1511799307
  • 9781511799300
  • 2,498,393

About Robert Stephen Parry

Robert Stephen Parry is a UK writer of historical fiction, bringing you stories from a wide range of time periods, from Tudor & Elizabethan, through 18th-century Georgian, right up to the era of Victorian England and the Belle Époque. Well researched and vivid historical settings combine with unusual elements of mystery, romance and magical realism. For more, please visit:
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