The Death of a King

According to these whispers, the deposed king was kept in a pit along with decaying animal corpses and only his splendid constitution saved him from a pestilential death. By the beginning of July 1327, Dunheved was ready.

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755395859

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

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The fate of a king is not always glorious... The dramatic events of Edward II's death are told with masterful skill by acclaimed writer, Paul Doherty, in The Death of a King. Perfect for fans of Michael Jecks and Ellis Peters. England's Edward II so angered his wife, her lover, and his subjects that they revolted, deposed him, and made him prisoner. History records that Edward II was eventually murdered in Berkeley Castle and buried publicly in Gloucester cathedral. But was he? The heir, Edward III, charges Chancery Clerk Edmund Beche with uncovering the truth of the matter. Beche's investigation is torturous, blocked by hidden records, outright lies, unexpected confessions, double crosses, and a high body count. Grave digging, burglary, and soldiering at the bloody battle of Crécy await him. But Edward is a most determined man... What readers are saying about Paul Doherty: 'Doherty writes well and paints a very believable picture' 'Mr. Doherty's research is only topped by his imagination' 'The intrigue! The intrigue! What can I say? Read it... NOW!'

A Time for the Death of a King Nicholas Segalla series Book 1

Silencing their exclamations of horror at the two corpses, the earl ordered the bodies to be taken to the upper chamber of the New Provost's House, next to where the King had lodged. The soldiers obeyed, two of them providing tattered, ...

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755395682

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

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She was a passionate lover. But was she also a murderess? In the first of Paul Doherty's series featuring the time travelling scholar Nicholas Segalla, the reader is transported to the 16th century Scottish court. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and C. J. Sansom. Edinburgh, 1567. Beautiful Mary, Queen of Scots, leaves her ill husband's bedside to attend the wedding festivities of her maid of honour. Hours later, the calm night is shattered by a devastating explosion. The King's body is found in a field with a cloak, a chair, a slipper and a dagger by his lifeless corpse. When stolen letters cast suspicion on the queen herself, she is accused of murder. Was the fiery Mary the perpetrator of the King's bloody murder, or the object of a ruthless plot of betrayal, crafted by England's most masterful assassin, the Raven Master? Only the shadowy scholar Nicholas Segalla can uncover the truth. What readers are saying about Paul Doherty: 'A cracker, full of twists and turns, with an overarching mystery of who exactly is Segalla' 'Paul Doherty's books are a joy to read' 'The sounds and smells of the period seem to waft from the pages of [Paul Doherty's] books'

A Study Guide for Wole Soyinka s Death and the King s Horsemen

A major focus of criticism of Death and the King's Horseman has been providing assistance to readers who are not familiar with Yoruba culture. Much of the published criticism of the play offers little more than close reading, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410343901

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 35

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A Study Guide for Wole Soyinka's "Death and the King's Horsemen," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Death of the Red King

Oderic describes Rufus' sudden death, the consternation it caused, the hasty departure for Winchester, the confrontation there between Prince Henry and others and the swift, low-key burial of the dead King, (op. cit.), pp. 291-95.

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755395842

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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In 1100, King William II died in a tragic accident... or was it murder? In The Death of the Red King, acclaimed historian Paul Doherty investigates the suspicious death of William II in a masterful 'faction' - a mix of both fact and fiction. Concentrating on both old and new evidence, Paul Doherty explores the highly suspicious elements surrounding the death of King William II of England, nicknamed "Rufus the Red King". Through the eyes of the great philosopher Anselm, a secret admirer of the Red King, a far more chilling interpretation of his death is put forward that challenges everything we think we know. What readers are saying about Paul Doherty: 'An interesting look at a little known real-life mystery' 'The book is interesting, well written, fact and fiction coming easily together to form a well-argued case' 'Doherty proves that he is a scholar as well as a writer of novels'

The Death of King Arthur

Onthe other hand,KingArthur livesonin the imagination perhaps asstrongly as he ever did, and notjust in literature but as a star of ... No matter how many times hereceives hisdeath blow and is carried to Glastonbury orferried to Avalon, ...

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571282074

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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The Alliterative Morte Arthure - the title given to a four-thousand line poem written sometime around 1400 - was part of a medieval Arthurian revival which produced such masterpieces as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Thomas Malory's prose Morte D'Arthur. Like Gawain, the Alliterative Morte Arthure is a unique manuscript (held in the library of Lincoln Cathedral) by an anonymous author, and written in alliterating lines which harked back to Anglo-Saxon poetic composition. Unlike Gawain, whose plot hinges around one moment of jaw-dropping magic, The Death of King Arthur deals in the cut-and-thrust of warfare and politics: the ever-topical matter of Britain's relationship with continental Europe, and of its military interests overseas. Simon Armitage is already the master of this alliterative music, as his earlier version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2006) so resourcefully and exuberantly showed. His new translation restores a neglected masterpiece of story-telling, by bringing vividly to life its entirely medieval mix of ruthlessness and restraint.

The Death of King Arthur

The inscription accused the queen of the knight's death. King Arthur was very sad, and so were all those who were with him; in fact they were so melancholy that they spoke very little of the matter until the tournament.


Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141907789

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Recounting the final days of Arthur, this thirteenth-century French version of the Camelot legend, written by an unknown author, is set in a world of fading chivalric glory. It depicts the Round Table diminished in strength after the Quest for the Holy Grail, and with its integrity threatened by the weakness of Arthur's own knights. Whispers of Queen Guinevere's infidelity with his beloved comrade-at-arms Sir Lancelot profoundly distress the trusting King, leaving him no match for the machinations of the treacherous Sir Mordred. The human tragedy of The Death of King Arthur so impressed Malory that he built his own Arthurian legend on this view of the court - a view that profoundly influenced the English conception of the 'great' King.

The Functions of Unnatural Death in Stephen King

It is not a question of if someone will survive, but how much they might accomplish before their death. King creates suspense in situations where readers have no foreknowledge of which character will die next, but where the threat is so ...

Author: Rebecca Frost

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793646224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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The Functions of Unnatural Death in Stephen King: Murder, Sickness, and Plots examines the function of death in over thirty of King’s works to parse out the ways the Master of Horror plays with the idea of death and approaches it from multiple angles.

The Royal Martyr Or The Life and Death of King Charles I

[ 1 ] 1 D1 which were these , together with a design for a Picture before the Book ; which at firft was Three Crowns indented on a Wreath of Thorns , but afterwards the King recalled that , and fent that other which is now before His ...

Author: Richard Perrinchief


ISBN: BCUL:VD2398438

Category: Great Britain

Page: 340

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The Life and Death of King John

What surety of the world , what hope , what stay , When this was now a king , and now is clay ? ... 55 ; figuratively , John refers to his ' heartstrings ' , the ten- dons or nerves surrounding the heart and believed to break in death .

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192836072

Category: Great Britain

Page: 324

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This important new edition of one of Shakespeare's more neglected plays offers a wide-ranging critical introduction, concentrating on its relevance to Elizabethan political issues and on the role played in it by women, the family, and the law. There is a comprehensive stage history, and fulland helpful annotation pays special attention to the play's language and staging.