Rebellious factions, determined to unseat King Henry from the throne, have been staging uprisings throughout England. In the midst of this unrest, Dame Frevisse of St Frideswide's nunnery has come to her cousin's side. Lady Alice, the widowed duchess of Suffolk, needs Frevisse's support in burying her husband, and Frevisse fears for her cousin's safety.
Wandering player Simon Joliffe has also come to London, filling the role of courier for the exiled duke of York and bringing vital information - a list bearing the names of the English noblemen who purportedly betrayed their King by conspiring with the French. Now Frevisse starts to wonder whether or not the list is real or part of an even greater conspiracy against the crown.
©2008 Gail Frazer (P)2009 Soundings