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James FitzJames in fiction?

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James FitzJames in fiction?

Post by annis » Sat July 13th, 2013, 7:51 am

I've been reading Iain Gale's Jack Steel trilogy about a grenadier serving in Europe with the Duke of Marlborough (Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series was clearly the template, but the period makes them interesting).

Anyway, I learnt that Marlborough's sister Arabella Churchill was mistress to James II and bore him a son - James FitzJames. Handsome, gallant, a noted soldier and founder of not just one but two noble houses, he seems like an ideal subject for a historical novel, but I haven't found one to date. Anyone else have any ideas?

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