The Last of Days: A gripping mystery of the Tudor Court (Paperback)Paul Doherty (author)
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In the final days of Henry VIII, one man is there to witness the demise of a legend...
King Henry VIII, a fearsome figure of power and stature, lies upon his deathbed diminished by sickness and haunted by ghosts from his past. Only Will Somers, long-serving jester and confidant, sees all. While Henry is confined to his chamber, Will begins a journal that will document his King's last turbulent days.
The country is fraught with tension. And with the King's son and heir just nine years old, there are many power-hungry councillors who will stop at nothing to better themselves. Now as the King's health fails, rebellion threatens amidst widespread rumours of plots against him. With few allies remaining, will Henry himself become the final victim of his reckless, bloody reign?
Master historian Paul Doherty weaves his magic in an epic tale of murderous schemes and a blood-smattered political order.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 20 mm
The best of its kind since the death of Ellis Peters * Time Out *
I really like these medieval whodunnits * Bookseller *
Historically informative, excellently plotted and, as ever, superbly entertaining * CADS 20 *
This rich tale ... seeps authenticity and is written with wonderfully efficient style. A gem of an historical thriller * Huddersfield Daily Examiner *
The maestro of medieval mystery * Books Magazine *
Doherty dazzles with his story-telling * Nottingham Evening Post *
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