For the first time, Mary Pix's tragedy of war, vengeance, abuse, and betrayal is made accessible to everyday readers in a portable, standalone book, updated and restored for modern audiences. This edition contains corrections, additions, and annotations while retaining the full text from the 1705 edition, updated to today's spelling and formatting conventions.
Spain is under attack. While the women and the courtiers retreat to the king's palace, a renowned general leads his army against the invaders in the field. But even as the defenders face down danger in battle, subtler dangers arise inside the palace. Lust, deception, and violence blur the lines between friend and foe in Mary Pix's last tragedy.