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Mildmay (William and Mary, #6) Daphne Hilsdon

Mildmay (William and Mary, #6)

Daphne Hilsdon

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The Marquis of Mildmay is a career soldier. His social graces are few. But he is an honest and loyal man, and King William greatly values him. He is sent to Ireland to put down rebellion, although privately he is some sympathy with the much put-uponMoreThe Marquis of Mildmay is a career soldier. His social graces are few. But he is an honest and loyal man, and King William greatly values him. He is sent to Ireland to put down rebellion, although privately he is some sympathy with the much put-upon Irish- he is an anomaly in Stuart England, a Catholic in the army. But then an explosion puts him out of active service, and, severely injured, he retires to his home on the Scottish Borders to recuperate in solitude, fearing that his usefulness is over. But in 1701 war with the French is looming again, and the king recalls him to send him to the Netherlands to spy out French defences.This is the bare outline of his movements over a few years, but many adventures happen to him through these years- he forms unusual friendships, he meets the woman he will marry, a woman with whose family he has a twisted history. He finds powerful political support.This is a story of war and diplomacy, of a mans steadfastness and reward.Mildmay has been a soldier since he was eighteen years old and injured at the Battle of Sedgemoor, but he will not fight in the coming war against France. And once Queen Anne comes to the English throne, his usefulness to the crown is at an end. Instead, a new future beckons him.