Anglo-French Relations The Cloak of Secrecy A personal voyage of detection

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Balzac - Fact or Fiction

Throws light on some of Balzac's 'Characters' in 'La Comédie Humaine' > Version Français

The Secret Treaty of Dover

Examines Louis XIV's purchase of King Charles II's foreign policy

King Richard the Third’s Secretary of State - John Kendall

Gives him a hitherto unknown family background

George Kendall - Spy and a Founder of Jamestown, Virginia

Provides some historically interesting connections

Irish Despard Origins

Bantry and Queen’s County


My name is Despard. Richard Despard. The surname seems to be unique to our family. There are detailed family records from 1692 showing that for 200+ years we had a presence in Queen’s County, Ireland.

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