THE TOWER AND THE TRAITORS by Barbara L. Bleard

THE TOWER AND THE TRAITORS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Tower of London is the setting, the headsman's sword the only prop in this shilling chronicle of the most famous executions of English history. Though in the majority of cases the ending to each of these tales is the same, the events leading up to the deaths of Sir Thomas More, Anne Boleyn, Katheryn Howard, Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Thomas Overbury differ in political implication. The act of treason has been open to wide interpretation down through the ages, and the history of the Tower reflects all the shameful miscarriages of justice perpetrated by absolute rule. Though the Earl of Nithsdale managed the impossible in his escape, most of the Tudors and Stuarts imprisoned there never achieved similar success. An ingenious theme will appeal to the cloak and dagger set and may even inspire further investigation.

Pub Date: Jan. 2nd, 1961
Publisher: Putnam