Who fired the arrow that killed King William Rufus, eldest son of William the Conqueror, in 1100 AD? No one knows – but in King of the Wood, acclaimed historical novelist Valerie Anand sets out a compelling and fascinating story that fits the known facts and provides a highly credible answer. William’s addiction to vice and callous treatment of his subjects made him enemies on both sides of the English Channel, and provoked bitter resentment among noblemen, to say nothing of his disregarded younger brothers. His open homosexuality and disregard for religion also enraged the Church. As the story unfolds, we begin to understand just how unpopular the new king is – and why someone wants him dead… ‘A satisfying historical tale, packed with forceful personalities and boisterous romance. Popular British historical fiction and mystery writer Valerie Anand brings past times and conundrums to life with fascinating characters, abundant detail and meticulous research’.
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