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By John Hall

Seducer, secret agent and ruthless murderer, Theodore Paleologus claimed to be inheritor to the emperors of Byzantium and have become in detail concerned with nice courtiers and infamous villains of the Elizabethan world.

In this primary biography of Theodore Paleologus, new documentary proof exposes him as a hardened mercenary and killer within the pay of the depraved Earl of Lincoln but in addition helps his imperial pretensions – lengthy brushed aside by way of historians. but regardless of his black list, memorial companies are nonetheless carried out with imperial honours at Theodore’s grave in Cornwall and he now enjoys a brand new rent of existence in fable fiction.

Award-winning writer John corridor lines the extreme genuine lives of Theodore Paleologus and his 3 sons – from agreement killings all through Europe to struggling with each other within the English Civil conflict, and from buccaneering at the Spanish major to a pioneering function within the Caribbean slave alternate. Their actual tale is contrasted with parallel lives at the wilder shorelines of literature which hyperlink Theodore to the bloodline of Christ, the biblical finish of Days, and a declare to the throne of britain. the following, corridor eventually separates truth from myth within the patchy history

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