I am the author of the Beaumont trilogy, a series set in the seventeenth century English Civil War featuring my charming but trouble-prone protagonist Laurence Beaumont and his adventures in the world of politics, warfare, espionage and love.

Beaumont was first introduced in 2009 with the publication of The Best of Men. In the sequel published five years later, The Licence of War, I picked up exactly where the reader had left him; and he discovered himself yet again enmeshed in a dangerous web of intrigue involving both Royalist and Parliamentarian spies. Torn between love and duty, he was also driven to defend his noble family from a mysterious foreign threat. 

It's been a long writing process, but I am finally getting to end of the final volume, The Wounds of Fortune, in which Beaumont must confront his most subtle and powerful enemy just as the King's cause begins to founder disastrously.

 

I hope you enjoy these first two books, if you haven't already dipped in, while waiting for the conclusion to his story. More anon as to when it will appear... 

 

 

 

Claire Letemendia

The Licence of War UK hardcover

The Licence of War UK hardcover

Triple Portrait of Charles I

Triple Portrait of Charles I

Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert

Lord Henry Wilmot

Lord Henry Wilmot

The Best of Men Canadian paperback

The Best of Men Canadian paperback

Lady Catherine d'Aubigny

Lady Catherine d'Aubigny

Five Children of Charles I

Five Children of Charles I

Lord George Digby and brother-in-law

Lord George Digby and brother-in-law

The Best of Men UK hardcover

The Best of Men UK hardcover

Lucius Cary, Lord Falkland

Lucius Cary, Lord Falkland

Prince Rupert with his dog Boy

Prince Rupert with his dog Boy

Queen Henrietta with Jeffrey Hudson

Queen Henrietta with Jeffrey Hudson

Licence of War Canadian edition

Licence of War Canadian edition

The Pembroke Family Group

The Pembroke Family Group

Henry Jermyn

Henry Jermyn

Map of London's defences 1642-3

Map of London's defences 1642-3

The Best of Men UK paperback

The Best of Men UK paperback

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