Patricia Bernstein

A Noble Cunning

The Countess and the Tower

About the Book

England – 1716

A PRISONER IN THE TOWER OF LONDON WILL SOON BE EXECUTED

“The snow still blew hard and the drifts gathered and shifted so that I was in terror of missing the road…”

Bethan Glentaggart is so desperate to save the life of her husband Gavin that she is traveling alone from Scotland to London through the worst snowstorm in recent memory. Gavin languishes in a Tower of London cell while the date of his beheading rapidly approaches. He is to die for joining the rebellion against the new German king. A Catholic in viciously anti-Catholic England, Bethan has only her wits and her devoted women friends to support her against the power of a cruel government. But who has ever escaped the Tower of London? Can she possibly succeed?

A Noble Cunning: The Countess and the Tower is based on the true story of Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale, who made up her mind that, despite all the forces arrayed against her, nothing would stop her from saving her husband from the executioner’s axe.

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The Details

Published: March 7, 2023
Publisher: History Through Fiction
Formats: EbookPaperback

Genres & Tropes
Historical Fiction, Inspired by a True Story, Jacobite Rebellion, Scotland, Scottish History, England