Unnatural Murder: Poison in the Court of James I

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In the autumn of 1615 the Earl and Countess of Somerset were detained on suspicion of having murdered Sir Thomas Overbury. The arrest of these leading court figures created a sensation. The Countess was both young and beautiful: the Earl was one of the richest and most powerful men in the kingdom, having risen to prominence as the male 'favourite' of the monarch James I. In a vivid narrative, Anne Somerset unravels these extraordinary events, which were widely regarded as an extreme manifestation of the corruption and vice ...

Unnatural Murder: Poison in the Court of James I 1998, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780753801987

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