A Stain in the Blood: The Remarkable Voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby
About The Book
A Stain in the Blood is the story of the extraordinary life of Sir Kenelm Digby, and of a journey that helped to shape a nation. On a quest for personal glory, Digby assembled a fleet and set sail for the Mediterranean. His journey – encompassing fevers, mutiny, piracy, daring rescues and heroic sea battles – is a great and overlooked adventure, and a prism through which to view England, and all of Europe, during one of the most pivotal periods in its history.
Published by William Heinemann/ Penguin Random House
About The Author
Joe Moshenka spent parts of his childhood in France and Zimbabwe, and was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and at Princeton University, where he received his PhD. He is now a Fellow and Lecturer in English at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 2015 he was chosen as a BBC ‘New Generation Thinker’.