Join James Longshawe, William Pike, Edward Strelley and George de Winter as they begin the adventures that see them shape history as we know it.
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About the Author
This Matter of Faith is his debut novel. Set in the time of the English Reformation, it begins in 1544 before the death of King Henry VIII, and tells the story of four young men whose lives become woven into the fabric of history.
This Matter is a reaction to the standard fare of historical fiction. Instead of merely fictionalising historical events, the true historical story is told from the point of view of four young men who are drawn together first by their differences. The events surrounding the end of the life of Henry VIII form its backbone, and it shows how the end of that reign shaped the next, and the five hundred subsequent years. It shows what it was like for the people who lived through those times, offering glimpses of the historical characters who frame the story of the four main characters. It is written in the present tense, focusing on the dialogue to tell the story. Rather than leading the reader by the hand, the scenes show us the development of our heroes through their adventures in war and their intrigues at court. Battles, plots and a secret passage all figure.
This Matter is approximately 100000 words long. Written with respect for the historical record, it imagines how it might have been but tells the story 'wie es eigentlich gewesen'.