A ROYAL CONSPIRACY, THE KING'S MISTRESS, AND THE BOTTRILL FAMILY NAME

 

 

The book concerns the relationships between the Bottrill family, which came to England with William the Conqueror, his successors and the Order of Sion.  Although they didn't all bear the actual Bottrill surname, they were all major or minor nobility. They served the kings with military service or personally – sometimes very personally!   There are things about the family you should know….

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 CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1    Nicholas Boterel, the prince, and the toads 1073

Chapter 2    ‘The English are revolting’ – Hereward the Wake 1070 - 1073

Chapter 3    Castle building in the North, and royal conspiracies 1073 - 1079

Chapter 4    Disaster at the banquet 1079 - 1081

Chapter 5    Sexual solutions 1081

Chapter 6    Banishment to the Order of Sion 1081 – 1983

Chapter 7    Trouble in Spain, and family marriages 1083 - 1086

Chapter 8    New Boterel lands, and the dreadful funeral of William I 1086 – 1087

Chapter 9    Family lands in Brittany 1087

Chapter 10  Les Bottereaux in Normandy 1088

Chapter 11  Rebellions, love, and the richest Boterel 1087 - 1088

Chapter 12  Boterel fratricide, and misplaced clerical love 1089 - 1095

Chapter 13  Order of Sion, and a call for Crusade 1094 - 1096

Chapter 14  1st Crusade and two Boterels in Jerusalem 1099

Chapter 15  Sion conspiracy, and the prophesied death of William II 1100

Chapter 16  Regicide 1100

Chapter 17  Nicholas Boterel and Henry I 1100 – 1106

Chapter 18  The Boterels and the king’s mistress 1102 - 1118

Chapter 19  "The Bottrills may be toads, but they're my toads!" 1120 – 1135

Chapter 20  Civil war – King Stephen and the Empress 1135 – 1141

Chapter 21  The Boterels, the war, and disgrace 1141 - 1154

 

 

Word count: 97283

Illustrations: 111

 

You can find more on subsequent Bottrill history and family trees on www.bottrillfamilyhistory.com

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