Captain Cobbler

The Lincolnshire Uprising, 1536

by Keith M. Melton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/23/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 558
ISBN : 9781475997804
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 558
ISBN : 9781475997781
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 558
ISBN : 9781475997798

About the Book

A tumultuous year…

It is 1536, and the kingdom of Henry VIII is in turmoil. King Henry’s first wife, Catherine and his bastard son, Henry Fitzroy, have died suspiciously. Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, has been executed, and he has married his third wife, Jane Seymour, only a fortnight later.

Meanwhile, Chancellor Lord Cromwell is dissolving monasteries and abbeys, trampling religious traditions, and unsettling the community. Rumours are circulating that Cromwell is about to steal the Church silverware as well, and Nicholas Melton—a shoemaker from the town of Louth—and his friends decide they have had enough. Determined to protect the people’s treasure from royal coffers, Melton and his friends take the keys of the church of Saint James from its reluctant churchwardens.

After they secure the building and lock away the town’s treasure to keep it safe, their protest quickly gets out of hand, disturbing the peace of the kingdom. Rather than listen to his subjects, King Henry behaves like a tyrant, threatening them with condign punishment. So, the simple act of protecting community treasure turns into a widespread rebellion as Melton, now known throughout the land as Captain Cobbler, risks everything…

Captain Cobbler shares the tale of a Lincolnshire shoemaker as he matures from boyhood to adulthood, and now challenges the might of a tyrant king.

About the Author

Keith Melton is Lincolnshire born and educated, with family roots spread back in time throughout the county. Keith is the former founding director of the Institute for Sustainable Development in Business at Nottingham Trent University, where he advised businesses on environmental issues. Now retired, he divides his time between homes in Brazil and England with his Brazilian-born wife, Fatima.

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