"Margaret Campbell Barnes has been one of the most reliable of England's historical novelists."
A Girl, A King, and the castle that changed them both Forever...
Charles I, king of England, thought that Carisbrooke Castle would be safe, an Isle of Wight refuge far from the madding crowd of Cromwell. But Charles ran straight into the arms of betrayal, his retreat morphing to prison and his allies few and far between.
Mary, a quiet servant girl in awe of her king and country, vaults into intrigue and danger as she helps to plot the king's escape.
A moving story of royal hopes and misfortunes, Mary of Carisbrooke is at its heart the tale of a charming girl who is as romantic and alluring as she is smart and bold. Loyal to herself and to the Crown, Mary's brush with history reveals just how quickly fate can shift the paths of power.
Praise for Margaret Campbell Barnes
"Barnes vividly depicts Anne's hopes and fears in an age where royal marriages were brokered like a cattle fair, and beheading could befall even a Queen."
-Publishers Weekly on Brief Gaudy Hour
"Rich in detail and flows beautifully, letting readers escape into Anne's court and country life. It is a must read for those who love exploring the dynamic relationships of Henry VIII and his wives."
-Historical Novels Review on My Lady of Cleves
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About the Author
New York Times bestseller Margaret Campbell Barnes, now deceased, wrote several historical novels, including Brief Gaudy Hour, My Lady of Cleves, King's Fool, The Tudor Rose, Within the Hollow Crown, With All My Heart, Isabel the Fair, The King's Bed, Lady on the Coin, and Mary of Carisbrooke. Her novels have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
MARY OF CARISBROOKE by Margaret Campell Barnes is an interesting historical fiction set during King Charles I in England. It captures the pageantry of the middle ages,the King Charles era.It is a reprint from 1956. It has deceit, betrayal, romance,royal hopes,misfortune,the tale of Wight,an island,the castle of Carisbrooke,people who stay true to their king,and try to save King Charles I. Mary of Carisbrooke is a tale of a young girl,Mary,who refuses to betray her king,who finds love amid treachery and betrayal and stays true to herself.It shows how fate can change things in a moment.It is rich in detail and is beautifully written.A great story of power,sacrifice,deceit,betrayal,a king and his children,and the betrayal of friend and foe. A must read for any and all historical fans. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Sourcebooks Landmark,an imprint of Sourcebooks,Inc.and My Book Addiction Reviews.
Great story about an important part of England's history that helped shaped America.