The true story of a sensational marriage and murder in 17th-century London. For fans of WEDLOCK, THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER and GEORGIANA: DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE.
Nigel Pickford read English at Cambridge University, and is a professional maritime historian who has made documentaries for Channel 4 and published books with Dorling Kindersley and National Geographic.
Money, power, ambition, political and royal conspiracy, a young heiress in distress, a fortune-hunter shot down in the street: you couldn't make it up. You don't have to. The story of 14-year-old Lady Bette Percy, married off by her grandmother to Thomas Thynn, a middled-aged rake, for control of her Northumberland estates, is the stuff of Gothic romance or Restoration blood and thunder drama - THE TIMESPickford has unearthed a fascinating early example of the modern murder - INDEPENDENT