Matthew Parker introduces Willoughbyland

‘An excellent account… Willoughbyland is popular history at its best’ Literary Review

‘Parker has trawled the letters and literature, and travelled out to Suriname, and the result is a miniature masterpiece….this is a truly extraordinary tale and, in Parker’s hands, it’s beautifully told. With great wit and scholarship he reveals — just for a moment — a cruel and curious world, before it vanishes again beneath the trees’ The Spectator

Matthew Parker’s new book, Willoughbyland, is a fantastically gripping tale of Restoration daring-do with an incredible cast of real-life characters. It is the untold story of England’s lost colony: a seventeenth-century tale of empire, El Dorado and violent rebellion, of spies, trickery and forbidden love.

Here, Matthew introduces us to the wild world of Willoughbyland.

Matthew Parker introduces Willoughbyland

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