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The Resource The greatest traitor : the life of Sir Roger Mortimer, ruler of England, 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer

The greatest traitor : the life of Sir Roger Mortimer, ruler of England, 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer

Label
The greatest traitor : the life of Sir Roger Mortimer, ruler of England, 1327-1330
Title
The greatest traitor
Title remainder
the life of Sir Roger Mortimer, ruler of England, 1327-1330
Statement of responsibility
Ian Mortimer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 Mortimer'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."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mortimer, Ian
Dewey number
  • 942.03/7092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA231.M67
LC item number
M67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mortimer, Roger de
  • Isabella
  • Edward
  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
Label
The greatest traitor : the life of Sir Roger Mortimer, ruler of England, 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0607/2005056942.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-335) and index
Contents
Inheritance -- Youth -- The King's friend -- Bannockburn and Kells -- The King's lieutenant -- The King's kinsman -- Rebel -- The King's prisoner -- The King's enemy -- Invader -- Revolutionary -- The King's murderer? -- King in all but name -- King of folly
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 377 p.
Isbn
9780312349417
Lccn
2005056942
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62421329
  • (OCoLC)62421329
  • 922192
Label
The greatest traitor : the life of Sir Roger Mortimer, ruler of England, 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0607/2005056942.html
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-335) and index
Contents
Inheritance -- Youth -- The King's friend -- Bannockburn and Kells -- The King's lieutenant -- The King's kinsman -- Rebel -- The King's prisoner -- The King's enemy -- Invader -- Revolutionary -- The King's murderer? -- King in all but name -- King of folly
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 377 p.
Isbn
9780312349417
Lccn
2005056942
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62421329
  • (OCoLC)62421329
  • 922192

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