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Tregian's ground : the life and sometimes secret adventures of Francis Tregian, gentleman and musician

by Cuneo, Anne, 1936-2015,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Cuneo
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Cuneo
The significance of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book to our musical canon is well known; the remarkable story of its copyist and compiler, Francis Tregian, less so. Born into Cornish Catholic nobility and plumb into the choppy waters of the Elizabethan Age, he must rely on his surpassing skill as a musician to survive.

In this Prix des Libraires (Booksellers Prize) winning novel, Anne Cuneo deftly recreates the musician's journey across Renaissance Europe, which sees him befriending Shakespeare, swapping scores with William Byrd and Monteverdi, and playing in the court of Henri IV of France.

The result is as gripping as it is authentic: an epic, transcontinental choreography in which Europe's monarchs tussle with pretenders to their thrones, and ordinary people steer between allegiances to God, nation, and family.

Additional Information
Subjects Tregian, Francis, -- -1619 -- Fiction.
Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
Catholics -- England -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher London :2015
Other Titles Trajet d'une rivieĢ€re.
Contributors Glasser, Roland, translator.
Lalaurie, Louise Rogers, translator.
Language English
Description 525 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-521).
Discography: pages 522-523.
ISBN 9781908276544
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