In the final days of Henry VIII, one man is there to witness the demise of a legend...
Master historian Paul Doherty weaves his magic in The Last of Days - an epic tale of murderous schemes and a blood-smattered political order. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and C.J. Sansom.
The last days of Henry VIII's reign were taut with tension as the Council factions, ruthless and power-hungry, manoeuvred and fought. Not to mention the tension within the despot himself, his fears and phobias, the obsession he'd developed with the sexually-dominating Howard women. The Last of Days chronicles the fascinating disintegration of this King, the murderous schemes that encircled him, and the emergence of the ruthless, blood-smattered political order that followed his death.
What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:
'Highly enjoyable, well written [and] atmospheric'
'Well researched and well written; a compelling story'
'The sounds and smells of the period seem to waft from the pages of [Paul Doherty's] books'
Doherty's scholarly historical knowledge lays a firm foundation for his ingenious plots, and adds greatly to the enjoyment of the novel
Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.