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(Disgrace and Favour is a novel of life on the Border in t...)
Disgrace and Favour is a novel of life on the Border in the dying years of Elizabeth I's reign and of intrigue and immorality at the court of King James.
(Searching for the man behind the portraits, Jeremy Potter...)
Searching for the man behind the portraits, Jeremy Potter adduces a formidable array of colourful and quarrelsome voices from St Thomas More to Laurence Olivier.
Early in his career, Potter joined the staff of the New Statesman - British political and cultural magazine published in London - for eighteen years beginning in 1951. He began as a manager and ultimately became deputy chairman. In 1970 he became managing director of Independent Television Publications Ltd. and also took on the duties of chairman of Independent Television Books a year later. While at the firm, he saw the weekly circulation of the TV Times increase to nearly four million. He began working as director of Hutchison Ltd. in 1978 and rose to the rank of chairman by 1982. From 1978 to 1979 he presided over the Periodical Publishers Association. In addition, Potter worked as a director with London Weekend Television from 1979 to 1992 and for Page & Moy PLC from 1979 to 1989. In 1980 he became director of Constable and Co.
As a historian, Potter was interested in the life of English King Richard III and defended the King’s reputation. In 1983 he wrote Good King Richard? An Account of Richard III and His Reputation, 1483-1983. He also appeared in the television show The Trial of Richard Hi as a witness for the defense.
His other books include Pretenders to the English Throne, The History of Independent Television in Britain, and Tennis and Oxford. He wrote novels as well, including Hazard Chase, A Trail of Blood, Going West, Death in the Forest, and The Mystery of the Campden Wonder.
(Searching for the man behind the portraits, Jeremy Potter...)1983
(Disgrace and Favour is a novel of life on the Border in t...)1975
(Death in the Forest is a crime novel with a historical ba...)1977
Potter served for nineteen years as a chairman of the Richard III Society beginning in 1971. Potter was elected President of the Society on October 4, 1997.
Potter was also a sports enthusiast who served as the captain of the Hampstead Hockey Club in the 1950s and won tennis competitions in the 1980s.