Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn

Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn➢ Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn Ebook ➨ Author N.A. Pickford – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The true story of a sensational marriage and murder in 17th century London For fans of WEDLOCK THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER and GEORGIANA DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE Lady Bette the 14 year old heiress to th The true story of a sensational marriage and the MOBI ô and murder in th century London For fans of WEDLOCK THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER and GEORGIANA DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE Lady Bette the year old heiress to the vast Northumberland estates becomes the victim of a plot by her grandmother the Countess Howard to marry her to the dissolute fortune hunter Thomas Thynn a man three times her age with an evil reputation Revolted by her new husband Lady Bette flees to Holland Within weeks Thynn is gunned down Lady Bette MOBI :¼ in the street by three hired assassinsWho is behind the contract killing Is it the Swedish Count Coningsmark young and glamorous with blond hair down to his waist Or is it a political assassination as the anti Catholic press maintains Thynn was after all a key player in the Protestant faction to exclude the Catholic James Duke of York as his brother Charles II's successorNigel Pickford creates a world of tension and insecurity of constant plotting and counter plotting and of rabid anti Catholicism where massive street demonstrations Bette and the PDF/EPUB ê and public Papal burnings are weekly events The action moves from the great landed estates of Syon and Petworth to the cheap taverns and brothels of London and finally to Newgate and the gallows the sporting spectacle of the day In the process the book gives us a vivid and deeply researched portrait of Restoration society. I suspect this book will divide the audience If you like a plain story that gets down to brass tacks you will probably hate itBut if like me you enjoy a good wallow in 17th C gossip and travelogue and are content for the narrative to wander left right and backwards you are in for a pretty good time