William R. Francis was born in Liverpool and educated at Alsager College (now part of the University of Manchester) where he gained an Honours Degree in History and English Literature.
After experiencing a variety of hospital jobs, he trained as an educator, working as head of department in schools in Kent and Herefordshire for a number of years. His students loved to hear him tell stories.
He has written four historical documentaries for BBC Radio and won hundreds of competition prizes by devising memorable tie-breakers.
His ambition is to write a screenplay for a major Hollywood movie.
England in 1360. The Pestilence is killing thousands, undermining the authority of Church and king. Cemeteries are full, burial pits overflowing. Prayers beseeching God's mercy, remain unanswered. Unceasing horror...
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