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 culpr

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 disrupt

Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen: The Story of Elizabeth of York

She was the mother of Henry VIII and wife of Henry VII, but who was Elizabeth of York Raised as the precious oldest child of Edward IV, Elizabeth had every reason to expect a bright future until Edward died, and her life fell apart When Elizabeth s uncle became Richard III, she was forced to choos

The Mansions of Murder (The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #18)

A murdered priest, a missing body, stolen treasure Brother Athelstan tackles his most challenging investigation to date October, 1381 Brother Athelstan is summoned to the church of St Benet s in Queenhithe to investigate the murder of a priest Parson Reynaud has been found stabbed to death insid


Succession tells the extraordinary tale of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, and how she became one of the most formidable women of her age 1444 Henry VI is married by proxy to Margaret of Anjou an unpopular choice that causes national uproar At the same time, the infant Margaret Beaufort

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 gav

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 fo

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 player

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,