Kidnap, murder, slander and a legend unearthed.
1483: King Edward IV dies, leaving two innocent young princes in line to the throne. But when scandal and conspiracy explodes around their claim, Richard of Gloucester is proclaimed king. Shortly after, the princes vanish, and storm clouds begin to gather around the newly crowned King Richard III.
Fighter, philanderer and royal spy Henry Morane is tasked with investigating the princes' disappearance, the attempted kidnap of the exiled Lancastrian leader Henry Tudor and the hunting out of traitors amid Richard's supporters.
And at the bloody battle of Bosworth Field, King Richard and Henry Morane will face a fatal trial that will dictate the path of history.
With the mystery of C.J. Sansom and the epic adventure of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, Robert Farrington's thrilling novel brings to life King Richard III as we now know him
Robert Farrington was born in India in 1915 and educated at Dulwich College. He spent much of his life overseas in Hong Kong, the Philippines, East Africa and Spain. While in the Far East he studied the history of the Spanish exploration of the Pacific, and later wrote a historical novel on that subject. He also wrote two thrillers and several short stories for magazines. He spent five years on research into the period and on writing of The Killing of Richard III. Robert Farrington died in 1994 and so, sadly, did not live to hear about the discovery of Richard III's body. This reissue is dedicated to his memory by his daughters, Vanessa and Rosalind.