Apologies to regular visitors to the blog - I've been somewhat busy of late with working on my first book, a biography of the poet Lord Rochester, but I will update when I get a chance (or when something interests me enough to spend an hour or so writing about it.) Here's a reprint of a recent review that I did for The Observer.
The story of the Knights Templar in England is intertwined with the Plantagenet monarchs - the descendants of England's Norman conquerors. This book is a populist history of these kings with such larger than life characters as Henry II (he of Thomas Beckett infamy), Richard the Lionheart, King John (Magna Carta), Edward I (think Braveheart) and the haughty and brutally killed Richard II (believed to have been starved to death). Read and enjoy!