• Devil Water

  • By: Anya Seton
  • Narrated by: Sylvia Lisle
  • Length: 23 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Devil Water

By: Anya Seton
Narrated by: Sylvia Lisle
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Publisher's Summary

A historical novel based on a true story of the Jacobite rebellion, from "a writer who has a special feeling for the dramatic" (Chicago Tribune).

This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliffe, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of Jenny, his daughter by a secret marriage. Set in the Northumbrian wilds, teeming London, and colonial Virginia - where Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover - Jenny's story reveals one young woman's loyalty, passion, and courage as she struggles in a life divided between the Old World and the New.

©1962 Anya Seton Chase; Copyright renewed 1990 by Pamela C. Forcey and Clemency Chase Coggins (P)2021 Tantor

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Ancestery

The fact that this is even out here is very exciting for me.

I look forward to my children reading this for this is part of their heritage. I am 12th great grandson of King Charles II. Ancestry.com has helped link and put together the missing pieces. King Charles II had a mistress named “Molly Davis” they had a daughter named Lady Mary Tudor “Stuart” who married Edward Radclyffe.

Lady Mary & Edward Radcliffe had a son (Charles Earl of Derwentwater Radcliffe) who married (Margaret M Snowden) and they had a daughter (Jane Radcliffe) who married (Robert Wilson Radcliffe) and they moved to America & had a son named (William Reuben Radcliffe) who married (Elizabeth Harrison). These two had a son named (John "Ratliff") as the name changed slightly due to the move to America. John Ratliff married his wife (Charlotte White) and they had a daughter named (Lydia B Ratliff) she who married Richard Ratcliff & had a son named (Abednego Ratliff) who had a daughter (Rachel Ratliff) who married (Elijah Vance) and they had a daughter (Dora Bell Vance) who married (Charles Hess) and had my second great grandfather (Elijah C Hess) who married Macie (Foster) and had a daughter my great grandmother (Lillian Mae Hess) who married my great grandfather (Algie Dee Adams) & they had my grandmother (Vicki Adams) who married my grandfather (Alvin L Johnson) & then my mother was born (Kimberly Mae Johnson). To which she met my father (Cory W Smith) and had me.

I was adopted at a very young age of 3 and given the name (Dorsey Z Littell) but originally named (Zavontez T Johnson) after my mothers maiden name for my father, never married my mother, and wasn’t there when I was born.

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Not her best

Lots of seemingly well researched, yet tedious detail about a small slice of the Jacobite risings.

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Excellent!

This is one of my all time favorite authors! I love this book with lots of accurate history in a beautiful story!