The Courts of Illusion Author:Rosemanry Hawley Jarman The Courts of Illusion is set during those chaotic years just following the untimely death of Richard III. The victor, Henry Tudor, must fend off the many rivals who continually plot to overthrow him. — Nicholas Archer, the narrator of the tale, an earnest but misguided young man, becomes a trusted aide to the most serious of these pretenders to ... more »the throne, Perkin Warbeck. The Court of Illusion follows Warbeck, Archer and their band of insurrectionists on their bawdy adventures through the gaudy courts of Europes and brings the wrold of the MIddle Ages to life.« less
This was a very thought provoking book for me. What if Perkin Warbeck really was Prince Richard, Duke of York?? He was tortured by Henry Tudor's minions into confessing. A person will confess to just about anything when torured to extreme. His own sister believed his story! The descriptions of war were very disturbing but i am sure, true. If you are interested in this period of History, this story is not to be missed!