The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Ruler of England, 1327-1330

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Pimlico, 2004 - Great Britain - 377 pages
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King Edward II was deposed and apparently murdered by the lover of his estranged Queen Isabella, Sir Roger Mortimer. This biography of 14th century England's evil genius offers a new and controversial theory regarding the fate of Edward II.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Pretty well written biography of an English strong man who did have nearly complete power in England, bridging the days of Edward II and Edward III. There is an explanation for some evidence that ... Read full review

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User Review  - waltzmn - LibraryThing

In the contest between Edward II and his barons, you never knew what would come next. So it is, too, with this book. Although listed as a biography of Roger Mortimer, most of the meat of it is really ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Ian Mortimer was educated at Eastbourne College, the University of Exeter, and University College London. He gained his Ph.D. in history from the University of Exeter and has subsequently held research posts at that university as well as the University of Reading and the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998 and was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Society in 2004. He is currently an honorary university research fellow at the University of Exeter and lives on the edge of Dartmoor with his wife and their three children. He is not descended from Sir Roger Mortimer, the subject of his book "The Greatest Traitor".

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