The Knight and a Spy series by Simon Fairfax is a historical fiction series set in the 15th century during the Hundred Years’ War. The series follows the adventures of Sir James de Grispere, a knight and spy for the English king.
The first book in the series, A Knight and a Spy 1410, introduces Jamie de Grispere as a young squire in training. He is recruited by the king’s spymaster, Sir Richard Whittington, to go on a secret mission to France to investigate rumours of a plot to assassinate the king.
In subsequent books in the series, Jamie is tasked with various missions, including defending Calais from the French, investigating treasonous plots within the English court, and escorting the papal levy to Italy. He also faces off against his nemesis, the French spymaster Guillaume de la Pole.
The Knight and a Spy series is a fast-paced and exciting read, full of action, adventure, and suspense. It is also a well-researched series that provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of medieval England and the Hundred Years’ War.