Authors Note

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This is an explanation of the Novel To Love a King and is written by the author and read by me

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Middle Aged (35-54)


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author's note. Astute readers will notice that I needed to adjust some events to soothe storeys timeline. The sacking of Rome was in 15 27 on Thomas. More's execution took place in 15 35. The reason I write historical fiction rather than biography is because fiction gives novelists flexibility, and our imaginations can fill in where the historical record doesn't provide us with the indisputable facts. And, of course, the dialogue that took place behind closed doors. Hence, I always say my books are based on historical facts. The facts. I was fortunate enough to excavate from the dusty archives ofthe past generations who were thoughtful enough to record them so we can marvel at, um, many centuries later. All the characters in this book are true historical figures, with the exceptions of the jewels their mother, Sabine, Matthew Guilford Mortimer and Roland Pilkington on the jewels Children, the events leading up to Richard the third's ascending the throne. George of Clarence is death by drowning in a butt off mom's e wine. His son, Edward, of Warrick's execution on Henry the eighth succession to the throne, did take place on the fate of Edward, the Fourth Sons the princes in the tower is still not known. The bones that repose in the urn in Westminster Abbey have never been proven to be those of the princes. Edward Earl of Warrick, whom Henry, the seventh executed at age 25 was the last male in the Plantagenet line. In real life, he did not have daughters named Topaz Amethyst under emerald. He died without issue, lived his entire life from age eight in the Tower on was thought to be simple minded upon becoming King Henry, the eighth posthumously reversed the attainder against Edward and bestowed titles and riches on Edward's sister, Margaret Pall. She then fell out of favour and died a brutal death by the acts of a fumbling executioner, King Edward. The fourth marriage, to Elizabeth Woodville, was declared invalid. Bastardising his son, so his brother, the Duke of Gloucester, ascended the throne as Richard, the third, Henry Tudor's army, defeated and killed Richard at the Battle of Bosworth to begin the Tudor dynasty with King Henry the seventh, Richard's corpse, beaten and bloody, was flung across his horse, carried to the house of the Grey Friar's in Leicester and buried in the collegiate church of ST Mary's. Eventually, Henry the seventh erected a monument to Richard's memory, which was subsequently destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries in Henry. The eighth time in February 2013, Richard's remains were discovered and excavated under a car park in Leicester. DNA testing determined a match between the remains and a living descendant. Now only Ed with the fifth. The nephew he was believed to have murdered is the only English monarch with no known final resting place. The Battle of Bosworth is dramatised in Shakespeare's Richard the third, when Richard, upon losing his horse, utters the famous cry Ah horse Ah Horse, My Kingdom for a horse, although in reality he insisted on fighting the remainder of the battle on foot. According to legend, the crown Richard had worn at the battle rolled out from under a hawthorn. Bush on was placed on Henry's head as he became King Henry, the seventh. Upon his death, his son became Henry, the eighth, towards the end of Henry the eights reign. His daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, were re legitimised and each reined in succession after the death ofthe 16 year old Edward, the duke of Clarence's son, Edward Earl of Warrick, father off the fictional Jules spent all but one day of his life imprisoned in the tower by Henry, the seventh to keep him out of the way until he was executed. So it's plausible that Henry, the eighth, could have kept Opus. His son's imprisoned there throughout their lives. Topaz accompanies Sebastian Cabot to the New World, but it is not known whether he brought any female passengers on his voyages. His next voyage did not occur until 15 53 during which he accidentally discovered what is today known as Russia while looking for the Northeast Passage to Cathay. However, his discovery of new found land did take place on the dun cow, the rib of the cow whale he brought back as a trophy off. That discovery is preserved in the western entrance to Saint Mary's Red Cliff Church in Bristol. Many off Henry's palaces are still standing and open to the public, such as Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle, which is Henry's final resting place, where he is buried next to Jane Seymour, the mother off his only legitimate son, Westminster Abbey. Having reached its 9/100 birthday, holds many centuries of history within its hallowed walls, and it is a magnificent shrine. Henry the Sevens opulent chapel being a splendid work off Gothic architecture. Warrick Castle, up the road from Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford upon Avon, is one of the few mediaeval castles in England that is still intact. It is one of the most beautifully preserved castles in England. On the private, apartments are adorned with Madam two swords, wax figures depicting a Royal Weekend party in 18 98 decorated with the lavish furnishings off the time. The castle also has beautiful grounds state rooms, a dungeon and many towers to climb, affording a sweeping view of the Warwickshire countryside on DH. The River Avon, the gleaming red kennel Worth Castle, is close by but is mostly in ruins.