Released on 10 October 2013.

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The Grove of Eagles

A Novel of Elizabethan England

3.69 based on 46 ratings & 3 reviews on


Set in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign, Winston Graham's The Grove of Eagles seamlessly blends historical fact and fiction in a rich tale full of unforgettable characters.

In 1588 the Spanish Armada had been defeated in the English Channel and the whole of Elizabethan England was alert for the revenge that surely had to follow. On the Cornish coast, men like John Killigrew - in charge of the castle at Pendennis - were vital to the survival of the country, and on their backs rested the trust of those defending the nation.

His eldest but base-born son, Maugan, emerges in the novel, through his loneliness and his love, as a touchingly honest and believable character who is, above all things, a man of his word.

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The canvas is wide, the picture stirring and brilliantly detailed. This is a rich, absorbing tale of a corner of England during hazardous times, and of a full-blooded family
Oxford Times
Lusty and rewarding - all the excitement of a nation at war with Spain
Daily Express
Absorbing . . . written with sure skill, a nice feeling for character and a vast knowledge of the sixteenth century
New York Times