James Forrester - Historical Fiction Novelist

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Sacred Treason
Roots of Betrayal

"James Forrester captures the sights, smells and dangers of Tudor England and tells a gripping story."

Philippa Gregory


Sacred Treason

London in 1563


UK blogtour, 2010

USA blogtour, 2012


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Sacred Treason Henry Machyn's Chronicle

The starting point for this book and a key character was a London merchant taylor and parish clerk called Henry Machyn. He is famous for writing a chronicle or diary, which was originally published by the Camden Society in 1848. A new edition of this work has now been made freely available by the University of Michigan; click here for a link to that site.

For biographical details of Henry Machyn, see Ian Mortimer, ‘Tudor chronicler or sixteenth-century diarist? Henry Machyn and the nature of his manuscript’ Sixteenth Century Journal, 33 (2002), pp. 981-998 (text available here).