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The story is dated, not by years mentioned in the novel, but by events. An attempt had been made on the life of Charles II, or Charles Stuart as he was known, king of England in the mid-seventeenth century, and the hero of the story, Hugh Peters, had had a bounty put on his head because of his involvement in the cause to oust the king. He lived several years in hiding, but eventually gained the aid of some very loyal friends. The Black Plague was rampant, terrorizing everyone and causing them to flee London, where it predominated. Interwoven is the story of a rekindled love.
The book was written in 1896, but the language is from two centuries earlier. If readers enjoy Shakespearian age drama in novel form, then this book should be a good read.