Alice Lisle

The trial of Alice Lisle at the 'Bloody Assizes' of Judge Jeffreys after Monmouth's rebellion of 1685 is one of England's most celebrated miscarriages of justice. This is the only occasion where Edward Rutherfurd incorporates a historical person into a fictional family tree. The story and trial appear in THE FOREST: 'Alice'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.




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