Candle Flame (The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #13)

February, 1381 Splendid Southwark tavern, The Candle Flame, is the site of a brutal massacre in which nine people, including John of Gaunt s tax collectors, their military escort and the prostitutes entertaining them, are murdered The furious Regent orders Brother Athelstan to track down the

The Herald of Hell (The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #15)

A medieval mystery featuring sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan May, 1381 The Great Revolt draws ever nearer The Upright Men openly roam the streets of London, waiting for the violence to begin Their mysterious envoy, the Herald of Hell, appears at night all over the city, striking terror into the

King John: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta

A rousing and authoritative new biography of the notorious King John, by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Marc Morris King John is one of those historical characters who needs little in the way of introduction If readers are not already familiar with him as the tyrant whose misgovernment

A Pilgrimage to Murder (The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #17)

Summer, 1381 The Great Revolt has been crushed the king s peace ruthlessly enforced Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas a Becket s shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation after the violent rebellion But preparations are

The Book of Fires (The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, #14)

February, 1381 A ruthless killer is known as the Ignifer Fire Bringer is rampaging through London, bringing agonizing death and destruction in his wake He appears to be targeting all those involved in the recent trial and conviction of the beautiful Lady Isolda Beaumont, burned at the stake

The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #2; The Cousins War #1)

Brother turns on brother The throne of England is at stake The deadly Wars of the Roses have begun They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret

When Christ and His Saints Slept (Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, #1)

A.D 1135 As church bells tolled for the death of England s King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman Henry s beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it In their long and bitter struggle,