Me and King John: Medieval and Modern History Ransacked, as by William Ramsay

By William Ramsay

King John, the much-maligned English monarch, during this novel reaches out from the opposite part to browbeat his descendant William Ramsay into solving up his recognition. by no means brain that the king beat his glib-talking nephew to demise along with his mailed fist; left his peculating steward to die, shackled to a rampart in chains of gold; and starved Maud de Briouze and her younger son to loss of life within the dungeons of Windsor fortress. those peccadilloes, he says, have been compelled on him in his function as in charge monarch, and he simply needed to do what he did. Claiming to be grossly misunderstood, he insists that invoice Ramsay write up a few of the fantastic those that have been his descendants, and so start up an incredible makeover of his particularly ominously crimson karma. unluckily! existence (and the opposite factor) isn’t that simple. because it seems, the vignettes as a result of a random sampling of the king’s DNA crew demonstrate another undesirable apples within the genealogy. Even worse, the various descendants are prompted by means of Ramsay’s paintings to get into the act themselves. So finally, either invoice and the king get a few severe difficulty with the powers that be at the different Side.

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