An Elizabethan Assassin: Theodore Paleologus: Seducer, Spy by John B. Hall

By John B. Hall

The first biography of a mercurial personality from the Elizabethan underworld – a seducer, undercover agent and murderer
 
Claiming to be inheritor to the emperors of Byzantium, an unique yet elusive determine named Theodore Paleologus surfaced in mysterious situations within the Elizabethan underworld. this primary biography of a unprecedented personality offers new documentary proof which helps his imperial pretensions—long brushed off through historians—but additionally exposes him as a seducer, a secret agent, and, such a lot intriguingly of all, a ruthless murderer within the pay of the depraved Earl of Lincoln.

In this notable account, award-winning writer John corridor plots the genuine lives of Theodore Paleologus and his 3 sons—from agreement killings to scuffling with within the Civil battle and pioneering days within the Caribbean slave trade—and units their tale opposed to parallel careers at the wilder beaches of literature, starting from dainty Regency verses to Magic Realism, besides crime thrillers, extraordinary stories of reincarnation, the bloodline of Christ, and a declare to the throne of britain.

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Polar POS 1187. LP release: 'Waterloo'. Polar POLS 252. A: 'Waterloo (Swedish version)'; 'Sitting In The Palmtree'; 'King Kong Song'; 'Hasta Mañana'; 'My Mama Said'; 'Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)'. B: 'Honey, Honey'; 'Watch Out'; 'What About Livingstone'; 'Gonna Sing You My Lovesong'; 'Suzy-Hang-Around'; 'Waterloo (English Version)'. Simultaneous releases of the Swedish and English 'Waterloo' singles, and of the album, a stronger effort than 'Ring Ring', but according to Björn, still with too many weak moments to be completely satisfactory in hindsight.

21st October Glen Studio. Recording 'Didn't I' (working title of 'Baby', a working title of 'Rock Me'). Drum overdubs by Roger Palm. 22nd October Glen Studio. Mixing 'So Long'; 'I've Been Waiting For You'. 23rd October Glen Studio. 1'). A tenor saxophone overdub arranged by Björn J:son Lindh, and played by Ulf Andersson, for 'Man In The Middle', and strings and horns overdubs for 'Crazy World' and Intermezzo No. 1', also arranged by Björn J:son Lindh and played by Gunnar Gunrup, Gösta Nilsson (trumpets), Gunnar Michols, Claes Nilsson, Bertil Orsin, Harry Teike, Snorri Thorvaldsson (violins), Lars Arvinder, Nils Heie (violas), Hans-Goran Eketorp, Erik Dybeck (cellos).

There to help them with the pronunciation was Claude-Michel Schönberg, who together with lyricist Alain Boublil (writer of the French 'Waterloo' lyrics) would go on to compose the successful musical Les Miserables. Although at least Björn and Benny were not really fond of doing these "European" versions of their own songs, they simply regarded it as something that had to be done. "When everything is going at full speed like it did after the Eurovision thing, and you do four photo sessions and four interviews and TV shows one day, it might as well be a recording in French the following day," says Benny.

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