By John Hall
In this primary biography of Theodore Paleologus, new documentary facts exposes him as a hardened mercenary and killer within the pay of the depraved Earl of Lincoln but additionally helps his imperial pretensions – lengthy brushed aside by means of historians. but regardless of his black list, memorial prone are nonetheless performed with imperial honours at Theodore’s grave in Cornwall and he now enjoys a brand new rent of lifestyles in myth fiction.
Award-winning writer John corridor strains the intense actual lives of Theodore Paleologus and his 3 sons – from agreement killings all through Europe to scuffling with each other within the English Civil warfare, and from buccaneering at the Spanish major to a pioneering function within the Caribbean slave exchange. Their actual tale is contrasted with parallel lives at the wilder shorelines of literature which hyperlink Theodore to the bloodline of Christ, the biblical finish of Days, and a declare to the throne of britain. the following, corridor ultimately separates truth from fantasy within the patchy history
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