The Cavalier Club
The year is 1618 and the beginning of the brutal Thirty Years’ War. Lieutenant Jack Channing’s life is about to be immutably altered by two events. He falls in love with a beautiful countess and witnesses an attempt on the Polish King Sigismund’s life. News reaches the court that assassination attempts on Catholic monarchs have occurred elsewhere in Europe and Jack is charged with the responsibility of finding and crushing the perpetrators – murderers that became known as the Green Scarf Fraternity.
Mixing real historical events with fictional retelling, The Cavalier Club, is a richly detailed, impeccably researched story of adventure, bravery and love set during one of Europe’s longest and most destructive conflicts.
Whether you're a student of the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), or simply enjoy the action and adventure of a romantic, swashbuckling time, The Cavalier Club, and its sequel, The Cavalier's Commission, echo with honour, loyalty and bravery.
They are books for lovers of the Pike and Shot era - of musketeers, dragoons, halberdiers and cavalry.
Meet the commanders - Bucquoy, Mansfeld, Thurn, Dampierre, and their sovereigns, Ferdinand II and Sigismund III Vasa and Matthias the Holy Roman Emperor......
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The Cavalier's Commission
The day after Bucquoy's decisive victory over Mansfeld's mercenary army at Záblatí, this sequel to The Cavalier Club, sweeps Lieutenant Jack Channing along on a new adventure.
Shadowed by his inseparable and irrepressible Cossack friend, Anton Volkov, Jack vows to recover important letters as the Thirty Years' War intensifies throughout the Bohemian Kingdom in the unrelenting summer of 1619.