Written when the author was in her early twenties, and now regarded as Yonge's first serious work of fiction, Abbeychurch grapples with both serious theological issues pertaining to the schism between Broad, High and Low factions in the Church of England, as well as with the struggles of ego and impulse that are common in adolescence and early adulthood. A gripping and sophisticated example of women's nineteenth-century fiction.
According to some accounts, Mary Queen of Scots bore a child to her last husband, the earl of Bothwell, while imprisoned at Loch Leven. In Unknown to History, C.M. Yonge weaves the story of this child, linking it with that of her mother. The Author tells us that In Miss Strickland’s Life of Mary Queen of Scots (and in Burton’s History of Scotland) a report may be found on which this tale is based. This is a fascinating and enthralling story of royalty, plot and intrigue, and was originally published in 1882.
Charlotte Mary Yonge (11 August 1823 – 24 May 1901) was an English novelist known for her huge output, now mostly out of print.This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Throughout history, various groups of people have considered themselves to be chosen people by a deity for a purpose, such as to act as the deity's agent on earth. In monotheistic faiths, like Abrahamic religions, references to God are used in constructs such as "God's Chosen People".
Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901) was an English novelist known for her huge output, now mostly out of print. The story, published in 1884, is set during the reign of Henry VIII. Ambrose and Stephen Birkenholt lose their father, their home and decide to leave for London in search of their maternal uncle. The brothers know that Uncle got a good social and economic position, but when they find him they discover that their uncle is the jester by Wolsey, and are disappointed. Meanwhile, Ambrose has a religious conversion and became an employee of Sir Thomas More, while Stephen becomes an apprentice gunsmith. Years pass and Stephen starts to live a tormented love story, while the master of Stephen will fall from grace, Sthephen remains true and is rewarded with an attractive offer ...