About the Book
It's April 1483, and the death of his brother King Edward IV has turned the life of Richard, Duke of Gloucester upside down, and with it that of his 13-year-old page Matthew Wansford.
Banished from Middleham Castle and his friends, Matt must make a new life for himself alone in London. But danger and intrigue lie in wait on the road as he rides south with Duke Richard to meet the new boy king, Edward V – and new challenges and old enemies confront them in the city.
As the Year of the Three Kings unfolds – and plots, rebellions, rumours, death and battles come fast one upon the other – Matt must decide where his loyalties lie.
What will the future bring for him, his friends and his much-loved master? And can Matt and the Order of the White Boar heed their King’s call on the day of his greatest need?
‘The King’s Man’, the eagerly awaited sequel to ‘The Order of the White Boar’, continues the story of Richard Plantagenet for readers aged 10 to 110.
A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham. 'The Order of the White Boar' and 'The King's Man' are Alex's first novels for children and together they tell the story of the final three years in the life of King Richard III through the eyes of Matthew Wansford, a young page in his service. Starting at Middleham Castle in Yorkshire in the summer of 1482, they follow Matt and Richard through the Year of the Three Kings to the fateful days of August 1485 - and beyond...