On 12th October 1216, King John lost his treasure crossing a tidal estaury in the Washes between Norfolk and Lincolnshire, on a journey from King's Lynn to Swineshead.
This is history as it has been given to us by near contemporary chroniclers, but it is the truth? What was the treasure? Where did it happen? Has anything ever been found? Who were the chroniclers? Was the death of the King connected to the loss of the treasure? Was the King poisoned the very night of the incident in the Wash? Who was Brother Simon? Why were the Knights Templar so wealthy in the near vicinity?
The Author gathers together as much geographical and historical information as he can and tries to explore all the accounts to get to the truth, coming up with some interesting theories as to what might really have happened to England's lost crown jewels almost 800 years ago.
The Second Edition, includes additonal research and photographs. With a full Index and Bibliography.