Roanoke: A Novel of Elizabethan Intrigue

Roanoke: A Novel of Elizabethan Intrigue - Margaret  Lawrence Historically speaking, no one really knows what happened to the 16th century settlement at Roanoke. All of the villagers disappeared, and the word "Croatoan" was carved into a nearby tree.Margaret Lawrence uses that incident as a stopping-off place, inspired by the fact that one of the women on the settlement transportation manifest bore her name. She creates a world peopled by Walsingham's spies, filled with court intrigue featuring Walter Ralegh, Robert Cecil and more.The book is splendidly researched, told alternately in the voices of Gabriel North and Robert Mowbray (two of Walsingham's men). History buffs are sure to enjoy this concept of "what happened here."