Skeleton in the Sope House

by Robert Charles



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/28/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 572
ISBN : 9781477251058
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 572
ISBN : 9781477251034
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 572
ISBN : 9781477251041

About the Book

Skeleton in the Sope House is set in the early sixteenth century. The hero is William of Widford. At Westminster School, he finds a skeleton linked to gold stolen two centuries ago. He visits Italy and finds a clue and an amorous woman bandit. He returns to England to continue his search; he is assisted by Joan, the headmaster’s daughter. Joan is abducted by a band of Knights of Saint John who wants the treasure. William rescues Joan, and they find the treasure. He goes up to Cambridge, where he is abducted by vengeful Knights of Saint John and taken to Rhodes. He escapes but is captured by Barbary pirates and enslaved. He escapes and returns to Cambridge to take his degree. He is employed in King Henry VII’s intelligence service. He collects information at home and abroad.

About the Author

Robert Charles is a retired doctor living in London. When at Westminster School, he became interested in its early history. He only had the leisure to make a study of this after his retirement. He then became interested in the abbey and the masons who built it. Study of King Henry VII’s Lady Chapel led him to investigate the king’s diplomatic and political intrigues. This made him wonder what it would be like to be a schoolboy at that time, which led to the writing of Skeleton in the Sope House.