The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330

By: Mortimer, Ian.

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Hardback, with black cloth covers in near Fine condition, with dustwrapper, also in near Fine condition. First edition, With pp246 and index. The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330. One night in August 1323 a captive rebel baron, Sir Roger Mortimer, drugged his guards and escaped from the Tower of London. With the king's men-at-arms in pursuit he fled to the south coast, and sailed to France. There he was joined by Isabella, the Queen of England, who threw herself into his arms. A year later, as lovers, they returned with an invading army: King Edward II's forces crumbled before them, and Mortimer took power. He removed Edward II in the first deposition of a monarch in British history. Then the ex-king was apparently murdered, some said with a red-hot poker, in Berkeley Castle. Brutal, intelligent, passionate, profligate, imaginative and violent: Sir Roger Mortimer was an extraordinary character. It is not surprising that the queen lost her heart to him. Nor is it surprising that his contemporaries were terrified of him. But until now no one has appreciated the full evil genius of the man. This first biography reveals not only the man's career as a feudal lord, a governor of Ireland, a rebel leader and a dictator of England but also the truth of what happened that night in Berkeley Castle.

Title: The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330

Author Name: Mortimer, Ian.

Categories: History, England,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: JONATHAN CAPE: 2003

ISBN Number: 0224062492

ISBN Number 13: 9780224062497

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 005479

Keywords: Sir Roger Mortimer, Wigmore Castle, Hereford, Berkeley Castle, Nottingham Castle, Royalty, ,