Publisher Description

Betrayal, treachery, treason, deceit, perfidy – all names for the calculated violation of trust. And it’s been rife since humans trod the earth.

A promise broken

A mission betrayed

A lover’s desertion

A parent’s deception

An unwitting act of treason

Betrayal by comrades

Betrayal by friends

Could you resist the forces of misplaced loyalty, power hunger, emotional blackmail, or plain greed? Is there ever redemption, or will the destruction visit future generations and even alter history? These questions are still with us today.

Read twelve tales by twelve accomplished writers who explore these historical yet timeless challenges from post Roman Britain to the present day.

AD 455 – Roman leader Ambrosius is caught in a whirlpool of shifting allegiances

10th century – Cleric Dunstan must negotiate in the Saxon court

1185 – Stephan learns that comradeship, duty and honour are not enough, but love?

1330 – The powerful Edmund of Kent enters a tangled web of intrigue

1403 – Thomas Percy must decide whether to betray his sovereign or his family

1457 – Estelle is invited to the King of Cyprus’s court, but deception awaits

1483 – Has Elysabeth made the right decision to bring Prince Edward to London?

1484 – Margaret Beaufort contemplates the path to treason

1577 – Francis Drake contends with disloyalty at sea

1650 – Can James Hart, Royalist highwayman, stop a nemesis destroying his friend?

1718 – Pirate Annie Bonny, her lover Calico Jack and a pirate hunter. But who wins?

1849/present – Carina must discover her ancestor’s betrayer in Italy or face ruin.

"Every snippet of a story was a smash hit, but collectively as a whole, this anthology was a triumph." – Adventures of a Tudor Nerd review blog

Fiction & Literature
13 November
Historical Fictioneers

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