The French Executioner

The French Executioner

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Jean Rombaud was the real-life executioner who beheaded Anne Boleyn - kindly brought over from France by Henry VIII to spare his wife unnecessary pain. In this irresistible historical adventure he is given the fictional treatment as he swears a vow to the ill-fated queen to bury her six-fingered hand - symbol of her rumoured witchery - at a sacred crossroads in France. But Europe is ravaged by religious war, and the hand of this feared, fabled, Protestant queen is so powerful a relic that another man will kill for more

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 164 x 243 x 36mm | 741g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752846388
  • 9780752846385

About C. C. Humphreys

C.C. Humphreys was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in Los Angeles and London. A third generation actor and writer on both sides of his family, he returned to Canada in the nineties and there his writing career began. He won the inaugural playwriting competition of the New Play Centre, Vancouver with his first play, 'A Cage Without Bars' which was produced in Vancouver and London. He was a schoolboy fencing champion, became a fight choreographer and thus turned his love of swashbuckling towards historical fiction. He is married and lives in Finchley, North more

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