Prince Arthur

Arthur Prince of Wales c. 1500, 39.1 x 28 cm.,...

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Today, in 1486, the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII gained an heir to the throne.  He named the baby Arthur, after the famed mythical king.

However, he died before he was ascended the throne.  Though not after marrying Catherine of Aragon.  His younger brother became king instead as Henry VIII and married his brother’s widow.  Here comes Anne Boleyn and the Church of England

How different would England, and even the world have been if there had been a King Arthur instead of the magnificent yet monstrous Henry.

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About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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