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By the Grace of God


Will Fortescue is a Royalist, fighting at the heart of the English Civil War.

When he rescues a young woman from his enemy’s camp, she rewards him with a token of jewellery.

But now the girl is missing and her father wants justice.

The token looks like thievery, and Will looks like a criminal.

Sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit he is rescued by the mysterious Master Cosmas who makes him Prince Rupert’s messenger.

But treachery is at work, and black magic too, and before Will realises what is happening his attempts to serve his Prince and repay Master Cosmas have landed him at the heart of a treasonous plot.

Unknowing of the plot, the Prince grows fond of Will.

But when the Prince is finally confronted with the plot, Will must persuade Rupert into treachery or save him from the men who would make him a King.

Praise for Dora Greenwell McChesney

“Miss McChesney has done something more than write a winning and pathetic story, she has given us a very convincing portrait of a great and romantic personage.” – Daily Chronicle.

“Narrated with admirable realism.” – The Times.

“A work of quite unusual literary finish and beauty … It deserves to take a place in literature.” –Scotsman.

Dora Greenwell McChesney (d. 1912) was an American historical novelist, noted for her heroes defending lost causes and a lifelong romance with the seventeenth century. Born in Illinois, as a child she left America with her mother and resided across Europe before eventually settling in England, in a cottage on the Essex coast.

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