“Rachel has an affair with a married man and becomes pregnant. The man is in the Tower during her pregnancy and the messenger boy she sends to relay to him that he has #15 on the way, never reaches him.
This takes place in 1649 and in 1624 a new law was established regarding bastard children. Basically, she doesn't have a prayer whether the child survives or dies.
She's questioned, tried and hung.
I didn't care for this story. The characters seem to be going through the motion, but none of them are really alive.
I much preferred the Afterword and the Authors Notes to the entire story. ”