My Lady Marian, by Iris Lloyd
Marian’s hands trembled as she knelt on the scaffold to tuck Queen Anne Boleyn’s long dark hair into a black cloth cap in readiness for her execution.
She had not known – how could she? – when her guardian brought her to the court of Henry VIII at Greenwich Palace, that this would one day be her distressing duty.
As lady-in-waiting to two queens, young Marian had flourished at court, in spite of many distractions and misadventures, not least the unwelcome advances of privy councillor Lord Bathampton and banishment for a theft she did not commit. However, throughout twelve turbulent years, she had never relinquished her dream of finding happiness with the only young man she truly loved.
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