Desmond Seward was born in Paris and educated at Cambridge. He is the author of Richard III, The Last White Rose, The Demon's Brood, and The Warrior King and the Invasion of France. He lives in England.
"Impressive. A dramatic and page-turning history. This is the medieval world and few know it better than Desmond Seward." -- Philippa Gregory - The Times (London) "Gripping and enthralling. No writer of fiction, however imaginative, could dream up more spellbinding plots than what actually happened, so skilfully recounted here." -- Robert Hutchinson, author of The Last Days of Henry VIII " History as it should be written: without hindsight or embellishment, but with erudition and a sense of immediacy that makes it a gripping and original read. " -- Jessie Childs, author of Henry VIII's Last Victim " An entertaining and valuable exploration of the early Tudor period. " -- The Literary Review