An Honorable Murderer

An Honorable Murderer It is the summer of many years after the defeat of the Armada and the Spanish are in London to negotiate a peace treaty Nick Revill s theater company newly promoted to the King s Men now that J

  • Title: An Honorable Murderer
  • Author: Philip Gooden
  • ISBN: 9780786715282
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is the summer of 1604, many years after the defeat of the Armada, and the Spanish are in London to negotiate a peace treaty Nick Revill s theater company newly promoted to the King s Men now that James I is on the throne are given a ceremonial role at the celebrations But not everybody welcomes this outbreak of peace Sir Walter Raleigh, imprisoned in the Tower of LoIt is the summer of 1604, many years after the defeat of the Armada, and the Spanish are in London to negotiate a peace treaty Nick Revill s theater company newly promoted to the King s Men now that James I is on the throne are given a ceremonial role at the celebrations But not everybody welcomes this outbreak of peace Sir Walter Raleigh, imprisoned in the Tower of London, is far from inactive he has many friends on the outside who may try to sabotage the negotiations Nick, meanwhile, has been invited by Shakespeare s rival, Ben Jonson, to take part in a masque at Somerset House, where the Spanish are lodged He soon finds himself unwillingly caught up in a conspiracy During a rehearsal, the courtier Sir Philip Blake dies an apparently accidental death when he tumbles from a chair in which he is being lowered to the stage But this is only the first of a series of suspicious deaths, and Nick must look hard at those around him the robust Ben Jonson, once imprisoned for killing a fellow player the embittered and satirical playwright Martin Barton the smooth courtier Giles Cass and Maria More, devoted companion to the bereft Lady Blake.

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    1. AN HONORABLE MURDER (Historical-England-1600s) – G+Gooden, Phillip – 6th in seriesConstable, 2005- UK Hardcover – ISBN 1841196940*** King James and Queen Anne are now on the throne, the Spanish are coming to London to sign the treaty ending the war with Spain and Burbage’s company of players, the King’s Men, have been asked to perform a Masque as part of the celebration. Actor Nicholas Reville has been hired by a man he believes part of the King’s Privy Council, to watch those who ar [...]

    2. James I is now King of England and his consort, Queen Anne of Denmark is involved in a masque to celebrate the peace treaty between England and its very recent enemy, Spain. This will be a production that relies less on plot and acting and more on symbolism, but Nick and some of his fellow actors have been conscripted to fill in some minor roles. Let's hope nothing untoward happens! They aren't currently putting on anything at the Globe, but now being The King's Men, they have to suit up and han [...]

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