The Death of a King

The Death of a King

by Paul Doherty

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The Death of a King by Paul Doherty

In this gripping historical tale by Paul Doherty, the fate of a king is not always glorious.


Indeed, England's Edward II so angered his wife, her lover, and his subjects that they revolted, deposed him, and made him prisoner. History records that Edward II was eventually murdered in Berkeley Castle and buried publicly in Gloucester cathedral. But was he? The heir, Edward III, charges Chancery Clerk Edmund Beche with uncovering the truth of the matter. Beche's investigation is torturous, blocked by hidden records, outright lies, unexpected confessions, double crosses, and a high body count. Grave digging, burglary, and soldiering at the bloody battle of Crécy await him. But Edward is a most determined man...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780755395859
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 330,453
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.

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