A powerful, heartrendingly beautiful historic novel set in Tudor England, during the traumatic sixteenth century.
Robert Fletcher, a Carthusian monk, from the brutally dismantled priory of Mount Grace, is the hero of this novel. The story of this strong, vulnerable man is told alongside the story of one of the most intriguing men in all of English history, Reginald Pole, a nobleman, scholar and theologian who was exiled to Italy for 20 years. He was a Cardinal, papal legate at the Council of Trent, and Archbishop of Canterbury. This man becomes, in the novel, the friend of Robert Fletcher, condemned as a heretic.
This powerful novel, will teach the readers about the frightening period which gave birth to Tridentine Catholicism, as well as to the Protestant churches, and which martyred thousands of Catholics.