The Queen’s Spymaster: Sir Francis Walsingham (The Tudor Court, Book 3) is the story of one man’s mission to protect his queen against the enemies that want to kill her and steal her throne.
England in the sixteenth century is a country in religious turmoil.
King Henry VIII’s Reformation has left England divided between Catholics and Protestants.
Most of the those who cling to the Old Faith are content to conform to the laws of the land. But there are some Catholics who wonder where their allegiance lies – to England’s heretic queen or the Pope?
But one man can answer that question for them.
Francis Walsingham is a staunch Protestant. As French ambassador, he witnesses the savagery of the St Bartholomew’s Eve massacre, when Catholics slaughtered Protestants in their thousands, and when he returns home, he is determined that England will never suffer the same fate.
Walsingham creates a spy network that keeps him informed of Catholic plots against Elizabeth, especially those that have Mary Queen of Scots at their centre, and he pursues her with vigour.
His mission is clear. He will protect Elizabeth from her enemies by whatever means necessary!