Garvin Pollock Releases First Two Books of Huguenot trilogy
FARNHAM COMMON, England – In 1572, Garvin Fitzroy Pollock’s family, the Gaults, flee France just before the St. Bartholomew’s Massacre, which killed about 20,000 Huguenots (Protestants). Now Pollock releases the first two books in his new trilogy: “The Huguenot: 1572-1588” (published by AuthorHouse) and “The Huguenot: 1598-1649” (published by AuthorHouse).
“These books should appeal to anyone who likes reading about actual events that happened to kings and queens who lived, loved and died 500 years ago,” says Pollok.
The first novel in the trilogy opens with Huguenot Comte Gerard de Gault, who is sent to warn his fellow Huguenots to leave France before the Catholics burn them at the stake. Before he can reach them, he is captured by the Spanish Inquisition where he swears an oath to avenge the deaths of his fellow Huguenots. Comte de Gault escapes from prison and helps Sir Francis Drake capture a Spanish treasure ship at Cadiz where he escapes to England. He helps in the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots and is responsible for the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
In the second novel, Comte de Gault participates in the murder of Tudor Queen Elizabeth I, the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the Civil War and the execution of Charles I.
Pollock’s novel sprung from the killings between the Protestants and the Catholics and now the Christians and the Muslims. “There have been more deaths over Christ than all the wars since time began. There seems to be no end to it,” he says.
With a great deal of research, he plans on finishing the trilogy with “The Huguenot: 1649-2013” and reminds readers, exclaiming, “It’s not over yet!”
Both available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Garvin Fitzroy Pollock was born 1927, the grandson of the late Col. Arthur Fitzroy Gault. He was educated at Wycliffe College and suffered from dyslexia. He served in the R.A.F from 1945-1948 in the Far and Middle East. He later became the managing director of an engineering company. He enjoys sailing, astronomy and flying and is a raconteur.