The Velvet Doublet Author:James Street Historical fiction, taking place in 1492. — The first paragraphs of the book explain much of what follows: "In the name of God, the Clement, the Merciful! — I, an Andalusian, born Juan Rodrigo Bermejo of Triana, now known as Mudarra the bastard Moor, was the first Christian to sight the New World, although my own captain, the niggaardly Christophe... more »r Columbus, tried to cheat me of that honor and did cheat me of his promised rewards: the Queen's pension and a velvet doublet.
Thus my vengeance was foretold, as no glib Genoese dreamer can trod Andalusian pride without payment for his transgression.
And now, if my vengeance is an abomination to any man, brother or stranger, I caution him that I alone must be held to account..."« less