To Shield the Queen
A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, Introducing Ursula BlanchardBook - 1997
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CRRLAdults Jan 06, 2014
Set in 16th Century England these mysteries feature Ursula Blanchard, a young widow who is one of Elizabeth I's Ladies of the Presence Chamber. An eye for suspicious dealings has gained her an additional income as a spy for the Queen.
It's one of history's remaining mysteries--did Queen Elizabeth (I) have her rival, the wife of her favorite, Master of Horse, Robin Dudley, murdered? Before it goes down, Elizabeth sends her trustworthy lady-in-waiting to be her eyes in the Dudley household. Lady Ursula finds her duty difficult--... Read More »
In order to quell widespread rumors about their supposed murderous intentions, Elizabeth I and Sir Robert Dudley dispatch one of her ladies-in-waiting, young widowed mother Ursula Blanchard, to help tend Lord Dudley's sickly wife, Amy. Despite Ursula's friendly attentions, Amy dies violently. Urs... Read More »