Historical Fiction Spotlight: The King's Jew. Book Two: In the shadow of the king. The middle years. 1265 to 1274. by Darius Stransky
In the aftermath of The Baron’s War and the Battle of Evesham in 1265, Lord Cristian Gilleson and his companion Lord Edward (the future king, Edward the First) have some pockets of resistance to clear up.
Cristian’s lady, Dulcea, wonders if they will ever marry but can a Jew marry a Christian?
The unfaithful Earl of Gloucester (Gilbert de Clare) occupies London and must be ousted.
Earl Gilbert seeks Cristian’s death and their long running feud continues.
Lord Edward takes the cross and leaves for Outremer to wage war on the Sultan Baybars. Will this Ninth Crusade be successful?
About the Author
Darius Stransky; part Irish and part English gypsy but fully formed individual who loves all things medieval. For many years he wrote weekly columns for top media groups in the UK and hired out his writing skills as a freelance to many magazines and periodicals. Then the life and times of King Edward the First became a passion and one morning a character (now known as Lord Cristian Gilleson in 'The King's Jew') appeared and insisted on telling his tale.