Author: Hyland, Paul
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 242 pages. Walter Ralegh was the greatest courtier of his day, Elizabeth's favourite, dashingly brilliant, wily and powerful, but by the summer of 1618, his last voyage a failure and suffering the hostility of James I, he was escorted to the scaffold. This book unfurls the story of the last twenty weeks of Sir Walter's life, Raleghs grotesque behavior along the way, of the web of deceit and counter-trechery woven between him and his reviled betrayer 'Judas' Stucley, and of their travelling companion the French physician and double agent Dr Manoury.