An Elizabethan Assassin

An Elizabethan Assassin

Theodore Paleologus: Seducer, Spy and Killer

Hardback256pp Illustrated233x150mm

9780750962612     Product Code: 508466


John Hall explores the myths and controversies surrounding Italian nobleman Theodore Paleologus, heir apparent to the throne of Byzantium, who in 1597 arrived in England to murder a traitorous compatriot, then remained in the pay of the Earl of Lincoln to sow misery among the English aristocracy until his death in 1636. The biography also scrutinizes Paleologus’s offspring, who fought one another in the English Civil War, and backs their father’s long-dismissed claim to the imperial throne.

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