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Two Famous Novels by Thomas B. Costain : For My Great Folly / The Moneyman
Two Famous Novels by Thomas B Costain For My Great Folly / The Moneyman Author:Thomas B. Costain For My Great Folly: A romantic adventure novel built around the sea-rover, John Ward, hero of the Spanish wars, during the reign of the dour King James I. This was no age of chivalry, but a sordid, noisome world of underworld life, where crime and vice flourished under gangster rule, while a strange king played politics with the S... more »paniards and signed away England's rights. Only the freebooters in the Mediterranean upheld the honor of the nation on the seas -- and one by one they were betrayed and hung as pirates. John Ward was their leader....
The Moneyman is the vivid and dramatic story of Jacques Coeur, who built a vast empire of trade which made him the richest man in all of 15th-century France. But Jacques Coeur wanted more than wealth.
Serving as a moneyman to King Charles VII, Coeur himself chose the young girl who would replace the King's dying mistress, not realizing the choice would weave the first strands in a fatal net of love and intrigue. The nobility of Charles' court, many of whom were in debt to Coeur, resented both his success and his ideals. As his fortunes rose ever higher, powerful figures in the French court joined in a sinister conspiracy against him, desperately trying to discredit and destroy The Moneyman.« less