John Hall's An Elizabethan Assassin: Theodore Paleologus: Seducer, Spy PDF

By John Hall

Seducer, secret agent and ruthless murderer, Theodore Paleologus claimed to be inheritor to the emperors of Byzantium and have become in detail concerned with nice courtiers and infamous villains of the Elizabethan world.

In this primary biography of Theodore Paleologus, new documentary facts exposes him as a hardened mercenary and killer within the pay of the depraved Earl of Lincoln but in addition helps his imperial pretensions – lengthy brushed off by way of historians. but regardless of his black checklist, memorial companies are nonetheless performed with imperial honours at Theodore’s grave in Cornwall and he now enjoys a brand new hire of lifestyles in delusion fiction.

Award-winning writer John corridor lines the intense genuine lives of Theodore Paleologus and his 3 sons – from agreement killings all through Europe to struggling with each other within the English Civil battle, and from buccaneering at the Spanish major to a pioneering position within the Caribbean slave alternate. Their precise tale is contrasted with parallel lives at the wilder shorelines of literature which hyperlink Theodore to the bloodline of Christ, the biblical finish of Days, and a declare to the throne of britain. right here, corridor ultimately separates truth from fantasy within the patchy history

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