By Maureen Ash

A new Templar Knight secret from the writer who "masterfully creates a medieval international choked with wealthy old detail." (National bestselling writer Victoria Thompson) Templar Bascot de Marins is summoned to Lincoln citadel to profit who murdered a servant engaged in a bootleg affair with a married girl. even supposing the jealous husband had a intent, Bascot's research uncovers a extra stunning revelation in regards to the sufferer that might provide him any variety of strength enemies...

Show description

Read Online or Download A Deadly Penance (Templar Knight Mystery, Book 6) PDF

Best middle ages books

The Alehouse Murders (Templar Knight Mystery, Book 1)

A Templar treasure for secret readers!

An honorable-yet world-weary-Knight Templar solves the mysteries of Medieval England.

After 8 years of captivity within the Holy Land, Templar Bascot de Marins escapes with accidents to his physique and soul. Now on a sojourn at Lincoln citadel, he hopes to regain his power, and mend his waning faith-but now not even the peace of God's nation-state is secure from the mortal crimes of guy. For what seems to be the grisly finish to a drunken row is in reality a crafty and baffling crime.

The Dream and the Tomb: A History of the Crusades

It is a finished account of the 8 spiritual wars among the Christian West and the Muslim East that ruled the center a while. Calling themselves "pilgrims of Christ," hundreds of thousands of Europeans from all stations in lifestyles undertook the cruel and bloody quest to reclaim Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Christ's tomb for Christendom.

The Normans: From Raiders to Kings

"Lars Brownworth’s The Normans is sort of a gallop in the course of the heart a while on a quick warhorse. it's infrequent to discover an writer who takes on an issue so huge and so complicated, whereas providing a e-book that's either fast moving and readable. "
Bill Yenne, writer of Julius Caesar: classes in management from the nice Conqueror; Hap Arnold: the final Who Invented the USAF; The White Rose of Stalingrad; and Sitting Bull

"An evocative trip during the vibrant and unsafe international of early medieval Europe" *
Jonathan Harris, writer of Byzantium and the Crusades*

There is way extra to the Norman tale than the conflict of Hastings. those descendants of the Vikings who settled in France, England, and Italy - yet weren't strictly French, English, or Italian - performed a wide function in developing the trendy international. They have been the luck tale of the center a long time; a footloose band of person adventurers who reworked the face of medieval Europe. throughout the process centuries they introduced a chain of outstanding conquests, carving out kingdoms from the North Sea to the North African coast.

In The Normans, writer Lars Brownworth follows their tale, from the 1st surprise of a Viking raid on an Irish monastery to the exile of the final Norman Prince of Antioch. within the procedure he brings to brilliant lifestyles the Norman tapestry’s wealthy forged of characters: figures like Rollo the Walker, William Iron-Arm, Tancred the Monkey King, and Robert Guiscard. It provides a desirable glimpse of a time whilst a bunch of stressed adventurers had the area at their fingertips.

The Flower of Paradise: Marian Devotion and Secular Song in Medieval and Renaissance Music

There's a remarkable similarity among Marian devotional songs and secular love songs of the past due center a long time and Renaissance. disparate genres―one sacred, the opposite secular; one Latin, the opposite vernacular―both compliment an idealized, impossibly virtuous girl. each one does so via hugely stylized derivations of conventional medieval track types ― Marian prayer derived from prior Gregorian chant, and love songs and lyrics from medieval courtly track.

Extra resources for A Deadly Penance (Templar Knight Mystery, Book 6)

Example text

M. ), Studies in English Trade in the Fifteenth Century (London, 1933), 53. 102 K. B. , England in the Fifteenth Century (London, 1981), 199–224; R. L. Storey, ‘Gentlemen-bureaucrats’, in C. H. ), Profession, Vocation and Culture in Later Medieval England (Liverpool, 1982), 90–129. 103 R. N. Swanson, Church and Society in Late Medieval England (Oxford, 1989), 238–42. 104 Dyer, ‘Market Towns’, 31; Anon. ), ‘Rotuli collectorum subsidii regi a laiciis anno secundo concessi in Westrythyngo in comitatu Eboraci’, Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journal, 5 (1879), 3, 7, 9, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 35, etc.

97 Again, the village community, which might be regarded as the enforcers of their local custom, would often, through a jury in the manor court summoned to declare custom, make some pragmatic 95 96 97 AHEW iii. 175–7, 183–7, 210–14, 222–6, 254–9. Z. Razi, ‘The Myth of the Immutable English Family’, P&P 140 (1993), 8–10. Smith, ‘Families and Their Land’, 181–2. 38 A New Middle Ages judgement which solved a particular problem. An example of the jurors wrestling with a complex case and solving it with good sense is revealed by a dispute at Barnet in Hertfordshire in 1306.

A New Middle Ages 27 We know that the stimulus of the market had a strong influence on the crops and techniques of the demesne. 66 An strong element in the economy of that county was the concentration of towns and demand for food. Great care was taken over decision-making. If those in charge of demesnes could make the estimation that one crop would fetch a better price than another, then they would increase their acreage, not just in the long term but even from year to year. 67 These men were working for their lord, and would only profit indirectly (or through dishonesty) from their success.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 18 votes