Lady Winifred had a troubled childhood. Her mother, father and brother were all imprisoned for treason due to their support for the Catholic king. When she falls in love with a handsome young Scottish nobleman, the marriage brings happiness. However, she is forced to rebel when her husband takes up the Jacobite cause and vows to restore the Catholic king to the throne. While Winifred wants to be loyal to her husband, she also wants to protect him from imprisonment – and worse, the scaffold!
Just how far will she go to save him?
“The extraordinary tale of an amazing woman.” Mari Griffith
Root of the Tudor Rose
“Morag Edwards has managed to create an essentially credible account of a fascinating historical character.” Linda Hepworth, Librarything, goodreads, Waterstones
“It’s one of those books I looked forward to picking up at every opportunity and I’d be greatly interested to read a factual account of the actual inspiration for The Jacobite’s Wife, Lady Winifred Herbert.” Wendy - Goodreads
Morag Edwards is an educational psychologist and has an MA in creative writing . The story of the Earl of Nithsdale and his escape from the Tower of London has long fascinated her. However, looking further into this story, Morag realised that his wife Winifred was by far the more interesting character.