The Greatest Traitor

The Greatest Traitor

One night in August 1323 a captive rebel baron, Sir Roger Mortimer, drugged his guards and escaped from the Tower of London.

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099552222

Category: Great Britain

Page: 400

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The first biography of the evil genius and rebel baron who deposed and murdered Edward II. One night in August 1323 a captive rebel baron, Sir Roger Mortimer, drugged his guards and escaped from the Tower of London. With the king's men-at-arms in pursuit he fled to the south coast, and sailed to France. There he was joined by Isabella, the Queen of England, who threw herself into his arms. A year later, as lovers, they returned with an invading army: King Edward II's forces crumbled before them, and Mortimer took power. He removed Edward II in the first deposition of a monarch in British history. Then the ex-king was apparently murdered, some said with a red-hot poker, in Berkeley Castle. Brutal, intelligent, passionate, profligate, imaginative and violent: Sir Roger Mortimer was an extraordinary character. It is not surprising that the queen lost her heart to him. Nor is it surprising that his contemporaries were terrified of him. But until now no one has appreciated the full evil genius of the man. This first biography reveals not only the man's career as a feudal lord, a governor of Ireland, a rebel leader and a dictator of England but also the truth of what happened that night in Berkeley Castle.
Categories: Great Britain

The Greatest Traitor

The Greatest Traitor

To the public, Blake was simply the greatest traitor of the Cold War. Yet, as Roger Hermiston reveals in this thrilling new biography, his story touches not only the depths of treachery, but also the heights of heroism.

Author: Roger Hermiston

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781311356

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 815

'At every turn the gripping writing reminds you of a world of spies and betrayal that was so much a part of life in post-war Europe... Superb from start to finish.' JEREMY VINE On 3 May 1961, after a trial conducted largely in secret, a man named George Blake was sentenced to an unprecedented forty-two years in jail. At the time few details of his crimes were made known. By his own confession he was a Soviet spy and rumours later circulated that his actions had endangered British agents, but the reasons for such a severe punishment were never revealed. To the public, Blake was simply the greatest traitor of the Cold War. Yet, as Roger Hermiston reveals in this thrilling new biography, his story touches not only the depths of treachery, but also the heights of heroism. In WWII the teenage Blake performed sterling deeds for the Dutch resistance, before making a dramatic bid for freedom across Nazi-occupied Europe. Later recruited by British Intelligence, he quickly earned an exemplary reputation and was entrusted with building up the Service’s networks behind the Iron Curtain. And, following a posting to Seoul, he also suffered for his adopted country, when captured by North Korean soldiers at the height of their brutal war with the South. By the time of his release in 1953, Blake was a hero, one of the Service’s brightest and best officers. But unbeknownst to SIS they were harbouring a mole. Week after week, year after year, Blake was assiduously gathering all the important documents he could lay his hands on and passing them to the KGB. Drawing on hitherto unpublished records from his trial, new revelations about his dramatic jailbreak from Wormwood Scrubs, and original interviews with former spies, friends and the man himself, The Greatest Traitor sheds new light on this most complex of characters and presents a fascinating shadow history of the Cold War.
Categories: True Crime

A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends

Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Ben Macintyre. 229 'He doesn't belong in the
service': Bower, The Perfect English Spy, p. 261. 229 'man of no class': Hermiston
, The Greatest Traitor, p. 56. 230 'He was in love with her': ibid., p. 61.

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408851746

Category: History

Page: 368

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Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed. With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.
Categories: History

The Greatest Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth Illustrated Edition

The Greatest Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth  Illustrated Edition

“As you are the greatest traitor of all, your execution will be reserved to the last,”
pursued Waad. “No part of the sentence will be omitted. You will be dragged to
Old Palace Yard, over against the scene of your intended bloody and damnable ...

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066051211

Category: Fiction

Page: 7358

View: 800

Historical novels of William Harrison Ainsworth are mainly set in 16th and 17th century England and they lean on actual historical events and persons. Putting his fictional characters in historical context, Ainsworth creates thrilling plots and sensational intrigues and affairs. This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Rookwood Jack Sheppard The Tower of London Guy Fawkes Old Saint Paul's The Miser's Daughter Windsor Castle The Lancashire Witches Auriol The Star Chamber Ovingdean Grange Cardinal Pole The Constable de Bourbon Boscobel The Good Old Times (The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45) Preston Fight The Leaguer of Lathom Chetwynd Calverley
Categories: Fiction

The Practice of Christian and Religious Perfection

The Practice of Christian and Religious Perfection

It is therefore with very good reason the saints affirm that God cannot show a
greater mark of his wrath to a sinner ... than to know that it is not only one of the
greatest enemies we have , and even the greatest traitor that we have ever seen ,
but ...

Author: Alfonso Rodríguez

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR00230677

Category: Monastic and religious life

Page:

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Categories: Monastic and religious life

Senator Benjamin H Hill of Georgia

Senator Benjamin H  Hill of Georgia

... and promote Southern power , and every man who could not approve it was
denounced as a traitor to his section . ... in the Union , constitutes a man a traitor ,
a fool , and a robber , then the greatest traitor , the biggest fool , and the worst ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070207389

Category: Confederate States of America

Page: 823

View: 423

Categories: Confederate States of America

Andr e de Taverney Or The Downfall of French Monarchy

Andr  e de Taverney  Or  The Downfall of French Monarchy

M. de La “ Yes , it is what is called civil war , Fayette a traitor ! who would have
Pitou ; but you are not compelled to thought it ? And the King ? ” fight if it does not
suit you . " “ He is the greatest traitor of all , “ Excuse me , M. Billot , " said Pitou ...

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008009170

Category: France

Page:

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Categories: France

Calendar of state papers

Calendar of state papers

In one of these there is the following : - " I cannot directly say the ambassador is a
naughty man , and yet probably I can ; for haunting with Charles Arundel , the
greatest traitor on this side the sea , is a proof he speaks evil , and all his men be
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z224719409

Category:

Page:

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The History of England

The History of England

In the debate , Cromwell is said to have expressed himself as follows : “ If any
man moved this upon design , I should think him the greatest traitor in the world ;
but since Providence and necessity have cast us upon it , I shall pray to God to ...

Author: Thomas Keightley

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015802486

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Florence Betrayed

Florence Betrayed

One thought , one alone has distressed me , in departing from this life , that my
daughter was the wife of a traitor . - for I know the duty of a wife ... you may bear
the palm of being the greatest traitors in the known world ! And as long as the
world ...

Author: Massimo d' Azeglio

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435003410784

Category: Italy

Page: 529

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Categories: Italy

The Popular History of England

The Popular History of England

... praying remuneration of their expenses in drawing “ the body of a great traitor ,
naming himself Mortimer , upon an ... that I was sent thither to espy their
puissance and their habiliments of war , from the greatest traitor that was in
England or in ...

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX1FH2

Category:

Page:

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The Complete Works of Lord Byron

The Complete Works of Lord Byron

Upon the greatest traitor upon record And Philip Calendaro , have admitted In
any annals , the Doge Faliero ! Their fellowship in treason with the Doge . The
proofs and process are complete ; the time Doge . And where are they ? And
crime ...

Author: Baron Byron

Publisher:

ISBN: DMM:057002316579

Category:

Page: 1004

View: 420

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The Complete Works of Lord Byron Reprinted from the Last London Edition To which is Prefixed a Life by Thomas Moore abridged With a Portrait

The Complete Works of Lord Byron  Reprinted from the Last London Edition     To which is Prefixed a Life by Thomas Moore  abridged      With a Portrait

Upon the greatest traitor upon record And Philip Calendaro , have admitted In
any annals , the Doge Faliero ! Their fellowship in treason with the Doge . The
proofs and process are complete ; the time Doge . And where are they ? And
crime ...

Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017802322

Category:

Page: 48

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The Popular History of England 2

The Popular History of England  2

... the king, praying remuneration of their expenses in drawing “the body of a
great traitor, naming himself Mortimer, upon ... “that I was sent thither to espy their
puissance and their habiliments of war, from the greatest traitor that was in
England ...

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: BNC:1001985137

Category:

Page:

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From the reign of Henry V to the reign of Mary

From the reign of Henry V to the reign of Mary

... praying remuneration of their expenses in drawing “ the body of a great traitor ,
naming himself Mortimer , upon an ... that I was sent thither to espy their
puissance and their habiliments of war , from the greatest traitor that was in
England or in ...

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: NLI:2854988-20

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 349

Categories: Great Britain

Y Seint Greal Being the Adventures of King Arthur s Knights of the Round Table in the Quest of the Holy Greal and on Other Occasions

Y Seint Greal  Being the Adventures of King Arthur s Knights of the Round Table  in the Quest of the Holy Greal  and on Other Occasions

He is the greatest traitor that thou hast ever seen , says she . He lodged my
brother one night , and made him understand , that there was war upon him from
another knight ; because this road was common to all . And he persuaded my
brother ...

Author: Robert Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:0114090058

Category: Grail

Page: 737

View: 713

Categories: Grail

The New Science Review

The New Science Review

... for Macaulay's sense of justice and historic proportion ; nothing could be more
melo - dramatically effective than this picture of “ the greatest soldier and the
greatest traitor of any age , ” as Colonel Harry Esmond was accustomed to call
him .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433090799069

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science

American and European Military Science

American and European Military Science

... for Macaulay's sense of justice and historic proportion ; nothing could be more
melo - dramatically effective than this picture of “ the greatest soldier and the
greatest traitor of any age , ” as Colonel Harry Esmond was accustomed to call
him .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044094719044

Category: Military art and science

Page:

View: 342

Categories: Military art and science

The New Science Review

The New Science Review

... for Macaulay's sense of justice and historic proportion ; nothing could be more
melo - dramatically effective than this picture of “ the greatest soldier and the
greatest traitor of any age , " as Colonel Harry Esmond was accustomed to call
him .

Author: J. M. Stoddart

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031091559

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science

The Diplomatic Year

The Diplomatic Year

He said , on different occasions , “ ' Meade is the greatest traitor of the two , and if
he ever gets back to Virginia , it will be in consequence of his disguising himself .
' He said he dared not show himself “ in New York or any Northern State ; and ...

Author: William Bradford Reed

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435013066931

Category: Electronic book

Page: 68

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Categories: Electronic book