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The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage That Forever Changed the Fate of England by Susan Higginbotham

The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage That Forever Changed the Fate of England by Susan Higginbotham

Author:Susan Higginbotham [Higginbotham, Susan]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9781402237669
Amazon: 1402237669
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Published: 2010-03-02T05:00:00+00:00


t h e s t o l e n C r o w n 1 8 9

“What do you think will happen to him?”

“Execution.”

He spoke as casually as if we were speaking of slaughtering a pig. “Are you serious, man? Do you think the king would put his own brother to death?”

Richard shrugged. “He’s been rather more than your ordinary nuisance, don’t you think? Aside from hanging his servants on a whim, he’s been spreading rumors about the king’s bastardy, associating with the likes of Burdett and Stacy… There’s even talk that he was behind that Earl of Oxford imposter last summer.”

The Earl of Oxford’s luck had finally run out. The earl was safely locked up in Hammes Castle near Calais, but the summer before, a person claiming to be him had been stirring up unrest in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. “The king could simply keep George locked up.”

“Yes. But it’s safer to put him to silence. Of course, our mother will likely have a go at talking him out of it, but my money’s not on her.

Edward the king will prevail over Edward the son and brother.”



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