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The Assassin ( Signed )

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Three young men, one a star, one a star-seeker, one a bookworm, collide in the darkening years before the Civil War. At first they seem to shed a new light on one another, then in their mid-thirties they black-out. Who were they? Diamond-studded paintings identify the star George Villiers as the Duke of Buckingham but the old label 'fanatic' fails to illuminate his killer, though we have his soiled name, John Felton.
The course of history is as much altered by the single blow of the assassin as by the multiple strikes of an army. During that hot and fateful summer of 1628 a penniless lieutenant tramped to the Greyhound Inn near Portsmouth harbour to destroy a leader who had begun his career as the old king's cup bearer and who now threatened to continue it as the new king's 'brother'. Villiers and Charles and Wemyss and Felton were all of an age and their paths unlikely to cross. But Blythe shows how kings and scholars and stars and astronomers can get caught in a single fateful net. Signed Without Inscription.


Dust jacket intact. Colour fade to spine.
Slight staining / dust to page edges.
Signed by author on title page.

Item details

Author(s):
Ronald Blythe
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
165 mm x 245 mm 598 g
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0952883996
ISBN-13:
9780952883999
Number of pages:
276
Publisher:
Black Dog Books

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Three young men, one a star, one a star-seeker, one a bookworm, collide in the darkening years before the Civil War. At first they seem to shed a new light on one another, then in their mid-thirties they black-out. Who were they? Diamond-studded paintings identify the star George Villiers as the Duke of Buckingham but the old label 'fanatic' fails to illuminate his killer, though we have his soiled name, John Felton.
The course of history is as much altered by the single blow of the assassin as by the multiple strikes of an army. During that hot and fateful summer of 1628 a penniless lieutenant tramped to the Greyhound Inn near Portsmouth harbour to destroy a leader who had begun his career as the old king's cup bearer and who now threatened to continue it as the new king's 'brother'. Villiers and Charles and Wemyss and Felton were all of an age and their paths unlikely to cross. But Blythe shows how kings and scholars and stars and astronomers can get caught in a single fateful net. Signed Without Inscription.


Dust jacket intact. Colour fade to spine.
Slight staining / dust to page edges.
Signed by author on title page.

Author(s):
Ronald Blythe
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
165 mm x 245 mm 598 g
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0952883996
ISBN-13:
9780952883999
Number of pages:
276
Publisher:
Black Dog Books

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