The third in the Matthew Shardlake mysteries set in Tudor England.
The Mediterranean Sea has seen naval warfare since man took to water. But the sea battle that took place in 1571 off the coast of Greece near Lepanto was without precedent. 484 armed naval vessels confronted each other armed with cannons. The historic event shaped the future of the Mediterranean. But how great was its influence on English history?
From Hero or Villain: More Prisoners of Eternity.
To the Catholic Church he is a Saint; we think of him as a liberal reformer; in reality he was a ruthless politician and religious fanatic. One thing, however, is certain – He was a Martyr to Conscience, but his own only, no one elses.