Robert Deveraux, Earl of Essex: Queen Elizabeth’s last, perhaps her greatest, love – and the man that John Lawley, England’s finest swordsman, most wishes to avoid. All John wants is to remain free to help his oldest friend Will Shakespeare finish the play that threatens to destroy him: The Tragedy of Hamlet. To realise these
dreams, John must dodge both Essex and his ruthless adversary for the queen’s affections, Robert Cecil. Despite every effort to evade the clutches of Elizabeth and her cohorts, John is soon enmeshed in the intrigues of court forced to play his part in a deadly game of power and politics, conspiracy and rebellion.
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OCD 741 • 978-0-85735-841-7
|Playing time: 16hrs 25mins|