At the House of the Magician

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Determined to get closer to her idol the Queen, and further from her drunken and abusive father, Lucy chances to find employment with Dr John Dee, court magician and consultant to Elizabeth I, and his charlatan associate Edward Kelly.

Here she discovers that she also has second sight. This enables her to warn the Queen of danger, and leads to her covert employment as a spy.

Well researched, supported by both glossary and bibliography, and empathetically written, this is an excellent background text to accompany study of the Tudors.

Lucy's life encompasses experiences of great poverty and courtly splendour, and thereby underlines the enormous class divisions in society, as well as detailing everyday life, knowledge, intrigues and superstitions.

More books like this

By Royal Command

Author: Mary Hooper

In the court magician's household, Lucy Walden, a young maidservant, has attracted the attention of none other than Her Grace, Queen Elizabeth.

Read more about By Royal Command

Newes From The Dead

Author: Mary Hooper

This intriguing novel is based on the case of maidservant, Anne Green, 'hanged for infanticide at Oxford Assizes in 1650. Restored to the world and died again in 1665'.

Read more about Newes From The Dead

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...