Considered by kings, queens, and emperors the most hideous crime of all. And as such some of the most vengeful punishments known to man were reserved for those convicted of it. Yet over the course of history, there have been no shortages of men and women who have been convicted or accused of it. Some have willingly committed the act; others were forced into it, and many more were wrongfully convicted by paranoid leaders determined to assert their authority.
More often than not, when the charge was made it was as good as a conviction.
And then the horrors awaited them.
This book tells the story of some of the most infamous traitors in history and the plots tin which hey were involved. It tells of the executions and those who got away completely free of punishment.
Richard III--was he a true king or a traitor? What about Henry VIII, the serial killer on the throne who did away with more traitors than anyone thought possible? The nine-day Protestant plot that would have prevented England's greatest monarch from ever claiming the throne. The belly dancing spy who slept her way to the secrets. The biggest British radio star of the war, who just happened to be broadcasting from the wrong country. The teenager who could claim the prize as the most stupid queen in history, and the jobs at a royal court that you simply wouldn't want to touch. Finally, who were the men behind the gunpowder plot?
What did you like best about Behold! Here Is the Head of a Traitor? What did you like least?
The story/content is actually not uninteresting, though nothing special.
Would you be willing to try another book from Jodi Alcock? Why or why not?
Would you be willing to try another one of Roy Wells’s performances?
Definitely not. While the man has a nice and sonorous voice, he is incapable of reading a text without sounding so dramatic on every word that he is impossible to listen to even for an hour.
Did Behold! Here Is the Head of a Traitor inspire you to do anything?
It inspired me to write this review as a warning. Listen to the full preview. And yes the reading stays this over emphasised.
Any additional comments?
Possibly a good book, though destroyed by the narration.