WREATH FOR ARABELLA by Doris Leslie

WREATH FOR ARABELLA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An extremely narrative presentation of the Lady Arabella, who was a pawn in the plot for a throne, for as the orphaned niece of the murdered Mary, she was a threat in the event of a marriage, not only to Elizabeth but also to Arabella's cousin, James, when he became king. This is the tale of her adventures at Court, the intrigue over marriages for her, her escapades that got her into trouble, her irrepressible passion for Essex which kept her bound to him even after his death. Under James, she was just as much trouble, and when she met William Seymour, many years her junior, she knew romance again and married him in spite of all displeasure. Even when he was imprisoned they managed to meet but their final escape to France was unsuccessful for Arabella was caught and sent to the Tower, never to see her husband again. Not a too important figure of history but one which represents the romanticism of the period and which makes a colorful, if politically involved, story.

Publisher: Roy