We Speak No Treason
by Rosemary Hawley Jarman
Collins, 1971 [First Edition], ISBN 0002219387, illustrated end-papers (family tree), black and white illustrated frontispiece, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, ex-library with stamps and stickers to end-papers, book plate on reverse front fly-leaf, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping, small chips and tears to edges and corners, a little creasing to edges (see photographs)
"In this long novel, bright with the colours of heraldry, as spell-binding as any tale of high adventure, but firmly based upon contemporary records and a psychological study of the man himself, Richard lives again through the eyes of his intimates: the woman whose ill-starred love brought him brief joy and her a bitter consummation; the cynical jester who diverted his hours of weariness; and the man-at-arms who betrayed him and then suffered - vainly - for his cause and his good name.
Against the background of lusty, tumultuous, fifteenth-century England, with its superstition and witchcraft, its courtly manners and cruel punishments, its sumptuous dresses and pitiless warfare, Rosemary Hawley Jarman presents a fascinating and faithful portrait of one of the most enigmatic figures in our history as he appeared to his contemporaries."