Martin Murphy

A younger son of William IV and Mrs Jordan, writes Martin Murphy, had a natural vocation for the stage rather than the Church.

Priest, poet and journalist, Blanco White escaped from Spain in 1810. Martin Murphy describest his last thirty years, spent in London, Oxford, Dublin and Liverpool.

As Gibraltar conducts a referendum on its future, Martin Murphy shows the degree to which its status was determined by rivalries between the 18th-century Great Powers.

Martin Murphy unravels the tale of the fake nobleman and friar-turned-journalist who enmeshed Britain's Foreign Secretary in his intrigues during the Napoleonic War.