New novel set in 16th century Norham

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Fans of historical fiction may be interested in a newly published novel set in and around Norham in the sixteenth century.

‘Knox’s Wife’ by Janet Walkinshaw tells the story of Marjorie Bowes, who lives at Norham Castle during the religious upheavels of Henry VIII.

Marjorie falls in love with John Knox, a renegade Scot exiled from his own country, who has been appointed protestant chaplain to Henry’s son, King Edward VI. When Edward dies, his sister Mary Tudor becomes queen, and vows to clear England of Protestants. Knox flees for his life to Geneva.

When the people of Scotland, suffering under French domination, plead with Knox to return, he preaches a revolution, and Marjorie finds herself embroiled in a civil war.

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