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

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

Ian Mortimer


One evening in August 1323, a captive insurgent 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 used to be joined by means of Isabella, the Queen of britain, who threw herself into his fingers. A yr later, as enthusiasts, they again with an invading military: King Edward II's forces crumbled earlier than them and Mortimer took energy. He got rid of Edward II in the 1st deposition of a monarch in British historical past. Then the ex-king used to be it sounds as if murdered, a few acknowledged with a red-hot poker, in Berkeley Castle.
 
Brutal, clever, passionate, profligate, creative, and violent, Sir Roger Mortimer was once a rare personality. it isn't marvelous that the Queen misplaced her middle to him. neither is it astonishing that his contemporaries have been afraid of him. yet previously not anyone has favored the total evil genius of the fellow. this primary biography finds not just Mortimer's profession as a feudal lord, a governor of eire, a insurgent chief, and a dictator of britain, but additionally the reality of what occurred that evening in Berkeley Castle.

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