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Hardcover  ✓ Incendium eBook µ Summer,and England is vulnerable Fear of plague and insurrection taint the air, and heresy, fanaticism and religious unrest seethe beneath the surface of society Rumour and mistrust lead to imprisonment, torture and sometimes murder To the young lawyer Christopher Radcliff and his patron and employer, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, the prospects for peace are grave and as Leicester s chief intelligencer, he is charged with investigating both the rumours of rebellion at home and invasion from abroad But Radcliff s own life is far from orderly His relationship with the widow Katherine Allingham is somewhat turbulent and the cut throat world of court politics leaves no room for indiscretions That the queen s own cousin, the Duke of Norfolk, is found guilty of treason, it is a sign of just how deep the dissent goes Jesuit priests have been sent to England in order to foment revolt but the threat of a Catholic uprising comes not just from within Across the channel, France is caught up in a frenzy of brutal religious persecution and England s other enemy of old, Spain, is making preparations to invade England is a powder keg, just waiting for a spark to ignite it and then Christopher Radcliff hears word of a plot that could provide that spark The word is incendium but what does it mean and who lies behind it Suddenly Christopher Radcliff is caught up in a race against time


10 thoughts on “Incendium

  1. Adina Adina says:

    3.5 rounded up because I want to seefrom this series Incendium is a historical spy fiction set during the reign of Elisabeth I Christopher Radcliff, a former law professor is employed by Earl of Leicester, a close adviser to the Queen, as chief intelligencer His job is to keep the Earl informed regarding potentials plots against the Crown Dr Radcliff engages the help of a series of interesting agents who listen around and report if they hear any interestin


  2. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    AD Swanson knows his Elizabethan history as he illustrates in this piece of historical fiction of 1572, the first in the Dr Christopher Radcliff series, set in stinking, poverty ridden, London, although there is a harrowing picture of Paris, with its out of control terror, butchery and massacre of Huguenots Radcliff is a Law Professor, no longer able to work in Cambridge and now is Robert Dudley s Earl of Leicester chief spy and intelligence gatherer of plots a


  3. Annet Annet says:

    The guards came that night Christopher was roused and told to dress Where am I to be taken he asked, rubbing the sleep from his eyes The tower, replied one of the guards The Earl of Leicester has commanded it Christopher swore Had the earl changed his mind again They travelled by barge to the Tower stairs Christopher huddled into his cloak against the night cold To their left, glimmers of light from watchmen s lanterns flickered in the blackness to their right the


  4. Blodeuedd Finland Blodeuedd Finland says:

    I have said it before, but historical mysteries really fit me They have to work so hard to find anything, in a good way.In this one Radcliffe, a lawyer works for the Earl of Leicester And there is a plot afoot Does someone want to kill the queen Who can be trusted Tensions between Catholics and the rest are rising France is making moves, Spain is making moves And Radcliffe is meant to try to figure out what is going on, and then there is the word, Incendium Who was behin


  5. Kate Kate says:

    Such a fantastic start to A.D Swanston s new series Incendium focuses on the very real danger Elizabeth I faced personally in the wake of France s St Bartholomew s Eve massacre A brilliant historical thriller.


  6. Karen ⊰✿ Karen ⊰✿ says:

    In London 1572, lawyer Dr Christopher Radcliff is given the task by the Earl of Leicester to find out about a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth and restore the Catholic Queen Mary.We follow Christopher from London to Paris and back again as he chases down fragments of a plot the only thing of which he is sure of is that it is named Incendium The Queen and the Earl are unforgiving and so Christopher knows he must succeed, not just to save the Queen, but to also save himself and those cl


  7. Ted Farrell Ted Farrell says:

    This is an excellent story of intrigue and espionage in Elizabethan England The characters are well drawn and the background, London in the late sixteenth century, is both plausible and interesting The historical context, the enmity between Catholic France and Spain, on the one hand, and Protestant England, on the other, is recounted almost effortlessly without recourse to long, boring passages I d recommended to anyone with an interest in historical fiction.


  8. AdiTurbo AdiTurbo says:

    Terrible I was so looking forward to reading it, and it disappointed me to no end The historical background is sound, but nothing is happening I m 10%, and they re still at the office the main character entered on the first page There is telling, and telling and telling, no kind of action to help us understand who these people are, and what their personalities are like I hoped forthan this some emotion, some suspense, maybe some less known historical details, but none of those were Terrible


  9. Karen Keane Karen Keane says:

    Murder, mystery and spies in Elizabethan England, the main players of the time such as the Earl of Leicester and Sir Francis Walsingham all have major parts in this book The protagonist of the book is a lawyer Christopher Radcliff, who has his own group of intelligences all ready to spy for him for money and England A well wrote and thought out book on the lines of C J Sandom and a really easy, interesting read.


  10. Melisende Melisende says:

    Incendium fire and death in the name of piety I love historical mystery fiction especially when featuring some ell known players such as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I of England.As in reality, there is a plot against the Queen following what was known as the Ridolfi Plot 1571 There were plots on both sides of the English Channel as Paris prepares for the wedding of Henry of Navarre and Marguerite de Valois which in itself is just a prelude to th Incendium fire an


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