Sunday, December 30, 2012

I can recommend this! A gripping story based on the life of Elizabeth Murray's life, Royalist Rebel by Anita Seymour released 17th January 2013!

ROYALIST REBEL by Anita Seymour

Intelligent, witty and beautiful, Elizabeth Murray wasn’t born noble; her family’s fortunes came from her Scottish father’s boyhood friendship with King Charles. As the heir to Ham House, their mansion on the Thames near Richmond,
Elizabeth was always destined for greater things.

Royalist Rebel is the story of Elizabeth’s youth during the English Civil War, of a determined and passionate young woman dedicated to Ham House, the Royalist cause and the three men in her life; her father William Murray, son of a minister who rose to become King Charles’ friend and confidant, the rich baronet Lionel Tollemache, her husband of twenty years who adored her and John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, Charles II’s favourite.

With William Murray at King Charles’ exiled court in Oxford, the five Murray women have to cope alone. Crippled by fines for their Royalist sympathies, and besieged by the Surrey Sequestration Committee, Elizabeth must find a wealthy, non-political husband to save herself, her sisters, and their inheritance.

Royalist Rebel by Claymore Books, an imprint of Pen and Sword, is released on 17th January 2013
PUBLISHER: Claymore Books, an imprint of Pen and Sword.

For a little background on the novel, see Anita’s Book Blog:

The National Trust Website of Elizabeth Murray’s former home, Ham House, at Petersham near Richmond, Surrey:



Anita Davison said...

Thanks so much Maggi, for launching my Blog Tour - an exciting start to 2013.

JaneB said...

Anita this sounds like an intriguing story and life. Best wishes for the new year.

Jane Beckenham

Debra E. Marvin said...

I will be purchasing this book although I had the good fortune to read it chapter by chapter. Anita's talent plus the historical detail made me feel as though I was a (cliche alert!) fly on the wall, and I won't mind doing it all over again.

I wish you much success, Anita!
Thanks for hosting, Maggi!

Happy New Year to you both!

Maggi Andersen said...

Thanks for stopping by, Debra! Happy New Year!

Ginger Simpson said...

If Anita wrote it, it's a winner. I haven't read this one, but I need to get a copy soon.

Anita Davison said...

Thanks Debra and Ginger, your fantastic support is much appreciated