|About the Book|
It is 1556 in England in the reign of Queen Mary Tudor. Christopher Lacey secretly returns to England from France in order to clear himself of the charge of treason. After many adventures he falls in with a notorious robber band on Dartmoor, intent on vengeance against his half-brother who has now become master of the great manor house Chalford Abbas. In London later, he is wounded after saving Lady Jane Paget from an assault by the amorous Philip of Spain, Queen Marys husband. Brought before the Queen, he is sent on a mission to France to report on English exiles plotting to betray Calais to the French, but when war breaks out, he is arrested and made a galley slave on a French prison ship. After a daring escape, he returns to Dartmoor and his old bandit life, but with Jane Pagets help, he discovers how his enemies plotted his destruction and where to find vital evidence to clear his name. But before his adventures come to an end, he is once again betrayed and this time faces trial in notorious Star Chamber, with Queen Elizabeth herself presiding.