The Road from Fotheringhay
Genre: Historical fiction
Before there was a King called Richard III, there was a boy, Richard of the House of York. A small boy whose father died in battle. Who had to flee abroad. A boy sent north by Edward IV, to train in the household of Warwick the Kingmaker. A place and a man that would shape the future course of Richard‘s life.
Before there was a King called Richard III, there was a boy, Richard of the House of York, youngest living child of his large, royal-blooded family. A son born as the Wars of the Roses burst into violence and war.
A small, thin, nervous boy who witnesses the terror of the sack of Ludlow and is taken prisoner in its aftermath, along with his mother Cecily and two of his siblings.
A child of eight sent for safety to a strange foreign land when his father is killed in battle and one of his brothers murdered, their heads spiked above the gates of York by the Lancastrian victors.
A young boy raised to knighthood and a Dukedom by his eldest brother, the warrior-king Edward IV, then sent to Middleham Castle to receive knightly training in the household of his kinsman, Richard Neville–the infamous Warwick the Kingmaker. A place and a man that will shape the future course of Richard‘s life…
Prequel to the bestselling I, Richard Plantagenet series.