A Blackmailer at Frogmore: The Adventures of Queen Caroline’s Ghost

A Blackmailer at Frogmore: The Adventures of Queen Caroline’s Ghost

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A Blackmailer at Frogmore: The Adventures of Queen Caroline's Ghost

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An army officer, a ghost-writer, and a royal blackmailer…

A friend of Queen Caroline, Captain Thomas Ashe worked with her and surreptitiously wrote The Claustral Palace: or Memoirs of The Family – an unpublished Regency novel that threatened to ‘blow the roof off the Nunnery’ by scandalously revealing the secret lives and loves of the daughters of King George III.

Join James Travers as he explores the gripping story of Thomas Ashe.

James Travers is Cultural Property Manager at The National Archives. As an author he specialises in analysing the language of historical sources and discovering hidden literary gems in the collections at The National Archives and elsewhere. He has published four history titles with a literary twist, A Blackmailer at Frogmore: The Adventures of Queen Caroline’s Ghost (Amberley Books 2022) Gunpowder Plot: Terror in Shakespeare’s England (Amberley Books 2019) Gunpowder: The Players behind the Plot (National Archives, 2005), and James I: The Masque of Monarchy (National Archives, 2003). He regularly engages in media work within his field of expertise and was historical consultant on BBC2’s ‘Gunpowder 5/11: The Greatest Terror Plot’ (2014)

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