The Traitor's Wife

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17th Century or Earlier

Anna Rossi

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The story of Sir Walter Raleigh, favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1st and enemy of King James 1st seen through the eyes of his wife, Bess Throckmorton, his friend/enemy Sir Robert Cecil, and a native boy from Guiana.


Historical Fiction

Short Summary

Bess Raleigh relates her dream on the eve of her husband's execution. She is sitting in a coach in Old Palace Yard, London, waiting to receive her husband's body. She thinks back on her life with Walter, on their time at the court of Queen Elizabeth 1st and their betrayal by their enemies.


London, Dorset, Devon, Guiana

Based on a True Story


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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Elizabeth (Bess) Raleigh nee Throckmorton

Age: 19-82

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Decisive,Educated,Sexy,Outspoken,Faithful,Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Sir Walter Raleigh

Age: 30s-60s

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Masculine,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Sexy,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Romantic,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sir Robert Cecil

Age: 30s-50s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Clumsy,Decisive,Educated,Insecure,Masculine,Patriotic,Power Hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Cal

Age: 11-30s

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Insecure,Naive,Masculine,Obedient,Complex,Faithful

About The Author

Anna Rossi is a former journalist who has written regularly for several UK newspapers and magazines. She now concentrates on her first love, writing fiction. She lives in Warwickshire, UK, with her husband and bossy cat. The Traitor's Wife is her second historical novel.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self (Angela McGarry)

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



ISBN - 9781730748158