Seward, Desmond

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SEWARD, Desmond

SEWARD, Desmond. British (born France), b. 1935. Genres: History. Career: Writer. Publications: The First Bourbon: Henry IV, King of France and Navarre, 1971; The Monks of War: The Military Religious Orders, 1972; The Bourbon Kings of France, 1973; Prince of the Renaissance: The Life of Francois I, 1973, in US as Prince of the Renaissance: The Golden Life of Francois I; Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Mother Queen, 1978, in US as Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1979; The Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337- 1453, 1978; Monks and Wine, 1979; Marie Antoinette, 1981; Richard III: England's Black Legend, 1983; (selector and author of intro.) Naples: A Traveller's Companion, 1984; Napoleon's Family, 1986; Italy's Knights of St. George: The Constantinian Order, 1986; Henry V as Warlord, 1987, in US as Henry V: The Scourge of God, 1988; Napoleon and Hitler: A Comparative Biography, 1988; (with S. Mountgarret) Byzantium, 1989; (ed. with P. Ziegler) Brooks's: A Social History, 1991; Metternich: The First European, 1991; The Dancing Sun: Journeys to the Miracle Shrines (travel), 1993; The War of the Roses through the Lives of Five Men and Women of the Fifteenth Century, 1995; Sussex (travel), 1995; Caravaggio: A Passionate Life, 1998. Address: c/o Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, 17 Sutherland St, London SW1V 4JU, England.