The History Quill Book Club is a book discovery service that advertises historical fiction books and related products to readers. This advertising consists of paid promotions and affiliate links, as well as our own products. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

The Jacobite’s Wife

Morag Edwards

Category: Drama

Lady Winifred had a troubled childhood, dominated by her parents’ imprisonment for treason. She joins them at the exiled court of James II in France and marries a handsome Scottish nobleman. Once settled in Scotland, her spendthrift husband becomes a fervent Jacobite. Winifred’s worst fears are realised – should she save her home and children or William from the scaffold?

The Jacobite’s Wife is a fictionalised account of the life of Winifred, Countess of Nithsdale from the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 to the aftermath of the Jacobite uprising of 1715.

After a childhood blighted by her parents’ support for the Catholic king, James II, Winifred’s loyalties are torn when her restless husband finds purpose in the Jacobite cause. Should she fight to hold onto her home and children or support William’s cause, even if this may lead to imprisonment and the scaffold for them both?

“The characters really come to life in this book, and they are given a full emotional range and complexity that you don’t get from a history book.” (Review by MK French in Girl Who Reads)

Pin It on Pinterest

Our book files are protected by digital watermarking. This means every book file contains unique visible and invisible watermarks that link it to the user who downloaded it, so it can be traced back to them if it is shared illegally.