Letter From One William Cowper, In There Was Discovered A Large Vault The Entire Skeleton Of A Man With A Book, Paper, Pen Etc, In Another Part Of The Room Lay A Cap All Much Mouldered And Decayed Which The Family And Others Judged To Be This Lord Lovel, Whose Exit Has Hitherto Been So Uncertain Were These The Remains Of Francis Viscount Lovel, Friend And Loyal Retainer To King Richard IIIrd One Who Was Thought To Have Been Killed At The Battle Of East Stoke In , An Engagement,which Finally Brought To An End The Wars Of The Roses Did The Manuscript, Which Was Found Within The Vault Francis S Journal, Tell The Real Truth About The Wars Of The Roses, The Secrets Of King Edward IV And After Him King Richard IIIrd S Life And Reign Is Tudor History A Deception Was King Richard Truly The Deformed And Despicable Monster That They Would All Have Us Believe, Both He And His Comrades Responsible For A Great Number Of Heinous Crimes Maybe, Just Maybe The Answer Lay Within The Pages Of These Rediscovered Memoirs Loyalty In Me Lieth A Play On The Motto Of King Richard III Tells Of The Life And Times Of Francis Viscount Lovel, A Lifelong Friend And Supporter Of Richard Throughout The Wars Of The Roses And The Various Trials And Tribulations Of Firstly Being The Foremost Magnate Of The Realm And Later Through The Burden Of Kingship I Have Always Loved History And Have Read Many Books Sadly, To Date One Has Had One Choice, To Read The Factually Correct Academic Books That I Find Somewhat Stuffy And Hard Going , Or Those Historical Novels That Are Fanciful And Have Limited Factual Basis And Tell Of Love In An Age When Love Was One Of Mans Most Unused Emotions I Apologise To Any Authors Out There Whom I Might Have Insulted Or Upset By My Observations This Book Is My Attempt To Bridge The Gap Between The Aforementioned History Book And The Historical Novel Yes, In The Absence Of Proof Positive I Have Made A Number Of Assumptions About What May Or May Not Have Happened Thus My Book Is In Essence A History Book Written In A Novel Style And As Such I Hope That It Will Bring To A Larger Readership The True History Of The Times, Often Violent And Where The Majority Of Men Carried Out Their Business With Ruthlessness, Which In The St Century Is Hard To Either Appreciate Or To Understand And The History Is Still There To Be Seen Each Chapter Of This Book Is Based At Various Locations All Over England Yes, At The Majority One Doesn T Find The Excellent Visitor Facilities That One Finds At Say The Site Of The Battle Of Bosworth Albeit That The Location Of The Visitor Centre No Longer Corresponds To Where The Battle Took Place But That Said The Lay Of The Land Is Much As It Was In The Fifteenth Century, The Church Where Francis Lovel Married Still Stands And Foulney Island Where Francis S Invasion Fleet Landed In The Summer Of , Is Just As Windswept And Desolate Now As It Was Then Indeed Imagine My Surprise When I Drove Into Ravensworth, The Village Where Francis S Wife S Family Lived, To Be Confronted By The Ruin Of A Medieval Castle, Stuck In The Middle Of A Farmer S Field, That Wasn T On Any Of My Maps I Recommend To Anyone Who Has Read This Book To Visit Those Sites To See In Your Mind S Eye The Battles, The Pageants The Tournaments And The Executions To Meet Francis As He Was Then, The Lifelong Supporter Of Richard III, One Who In Contrast To So Many Other Men Of His Age Loyally Dedicated His Life To Another And After His Friend Richard S Death At Bosworth Raised Rebellion In The Name Of The House Of York In Response To A Number Of Reviews Of The First Edition I Have Re Edited The Book
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