Based on the latest research, The King over the Water by renowned historian Desmond Seward (who lives in Hungerford) weaves together all the strands of this gripping saga into a vivid, sweeping narrative, full of insight, analysis and anecdote.
“Desmond Seward, educated at Ampleforth and Cambridge, has been labelled a “popular historian”. This designation is sometimes construed as a slight. It should not be in the case of Seward who has already written a provocative comparative biography of Napoleon and Hitler and, amongst others, a sweeping, powerful chronicle of the Tudors.
The King over the Water, though, is his best work because it plays to his gifts of being largely persuasive and consistently employing a briskness in pace, a clarity of style and a genius for capturing the character of those long dead, long-forgotten and, perhaps, never remembered.” – The Herald
Desmond Seward will be talking at Hungerford Hub (Library) at 7:30pm on Tuesday Januray 28th. Tickets are £7 and include a glass of wine and £5 off the book on the night.