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 pushed aside by means of historians. but regardless of his black checklist, memorial providers are nonetheless performed with imperial honours at Theodore’s grave in Cornwall and he now enjoys a brand new hire of lifestyles in delusion fiction.
Award-winning writer John corridor strains the extreme genuine lives of Theodore Paleologus and his 3 sons – from agreement killings all through Europe to combating each other within the English Civil battle, and from buccaneering at the Spanish major to a pioneering function within the Caribbean slave exchange. Their real tale is contrasted with parallel lives at the wilder seashores of literature which hyperlink Theodore to the bloodline of Christ, the biblical finish of Days, and a declare to the throne of britain. right here, corridor eventually separates truth from delusion within the patchy history
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