The Shepherd Lord

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mrs archer
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The Shepherd Lord

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The Shepherd Lord by George Peter Algar
£9.99, Melrose Books, 2009, ISBN 978-1-906561-96-3

The Shepherd Lord tackles a subject previously neglected by historical novelists, perhaps because so little is known about him. But in this book, GP Algar paints a believable picture of Henry, son of John ‘Blackfaced’ Clifford, who after his father’s death on the eve of Towton was spirited off into obscurity to safeguard him from Yorkist revenge. Young Henry’s experiences of evading capture while he’s being raised as a humble shepherd are told with a great feel for the countryside, evocative descriptions of the Yorkshire landscape, and some fascinating insights into the traditional shepherding life. I look forward to the sequel to find out how he gets on as an adult!
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Is he the same fella who got mixed up in the plot to replace Henry Tudor with Perkin Warbeck, realised he wasn't the real Duke of York, tunred into a spy for the King and dropped Sir William Stanly in it?
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good question - but i'll have to read the sequel to find out!!
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