Royalist Rebel by Anita Seymour.

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I recently had the pleasure of reading Anita Seymour’s civil war story about the fascinating Elizabeth Murray. Here is the review I posted on Amazon.

The aristocratic Elizabeth Murray is a staunch royalist during the civil war between Charles I and the parliamentarians. Ms. Seymour pulls no punches in painting her as a woman of her times. She is strong, haughty, intelligent, uncompromising and with a great deal of charm when she chooses to use it, such as on people who can be of use to her. Her father is in the service of the king and often away from home. It falls to Elizabeth to care for her three younger sisters, while couragously safeguarding her birthright, Ham House, from the parliament men who are sequestering prime royalist properties. When faced with no other choice, she wisely submits to having rude and crude soldiers billeted at Ham House. Marriage to a baronet and a wary friendship with ‘Old Ironside’ relieve some of the pressure on her.

Among the lesser characters, we meet the doomed Charles I and his charming son, the future Charles II, the handsome, flamboyant Prince Rupert, and one of my most hated historical characters, Oliver Cromwell, who Ms. Seymour depicts with sympathy.

The portrayal of those cruel and turbulent times is flawless. Elizabeth and the other characters are brought brightly to life. This is a very good book and an easy read.

http://www.amazon.com/Royalist-Rebel-Anita-Seymour-ebook/dp/

Author: susanappleyardwriter

I am a writer and reader of historical fiction. In the eighties I had 2 books published traditionally and recently 8 books self-published. I live in Canada for half the year - the warm half - and Mexico for the other half.

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