Death of a King,the
Publisher: Bantam (January 1, 1987)
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The fate of kings is not always glorious. Indeed, England’s Edward II so angered his wife, her lover, and his subjects when he flaunted his male favorites that they revolted, deposed him, and made him prisoner. History records Edward II was eventually murdered in Berkeley Castle and buried publicly in Gloucester cathedral. But was he? The heir, Edward III, charges Chancery Clerk Edmund Beche with uncovering the truth of the matter. Beche’s investigation is torturous, blocked by hidden records, outright lies, unexpected confessions, double crosses, and a high body count. Gravedigging, burglary, and soldiering at the bloody battle of Crécy await him. But he’s a most determined man....