The Murder in the Tower takes up the interpretation of a major scandal of its day (still under debate by historians) in which Frances, Countess of Somerset
, was represented as the quintessentially wicked woman...
paints the young Joan of Arc as deeply spiritual and already aspiring to sainthood: Jeannette knew that many girls and boys were interested in each other . . . . She wanted none of...
opened by this name a Stuart series with The Murder in the Tower, a historical novel on the affair of Frances Howard, Countess of Essex and later of Somerset
, with Robert Carr
Frances Howard, Countess of Essex
(and by her latest marriage Countess of Somerset), pleaded guilty to accusations of having Sir Thomas Overbury
poisoned to end his publicizing her sexual misconduct.