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The Resource The twice-hanged man : a medieval mystery, Priscilla Royal

The twice-hanged man : a medieval mystery, Priscilla Royal

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The twice-hanged man : a medieval mystery
Title
The twice-hanged man
Title remainder
a medieval mystery
Statement of responsibility
Priscilla Royal
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is Autumn, 1282. Edward I, more often hammering the Scots, is at war with Wales and it is not going as well as he wished. Everyone is edgy on both sides of the loosely defined border between England and Wales. Crucial battles have been lost. Raids are common. Death is a constant threat. Prioress Eleanor is escorting her younger brother, Robert, and his wife, who is in labor, from their Marcher lands to greater safety at a Wynethorpe manor in a village just inside the English border. With her are Brother Thomas and Sister Anne, the sub-infirmarian and a good woman to have at a difficult birth. The baby arrives, a girl. Mother and child may be healthy, but Death never wanders far from this beloved Prioress - whether she's home at Tyndal in Norfolk or traveling the realm. The local abbot begs her help. - the village priest has been found dead and standing over him is, a reliable witness says, the ghost of Hywel, the village stonemason yet a Welshman, and recently hanged for slaying some sleeping English soldiers. The abbot has failed to exorcise this malign spirit - surely the saintly visitors from Tyndal Priory in far away Norfolk, can do the job. Bone tired, Eleanor questions the village hangman, who assures the religious party that Hywel was hanged once and then, when the weight of the fat felon strung up alongside him broke the beam, was hanged again. The experienced executioner checked all the bodily signs - Hywel was dead. But where is his grave? And why is the hangman quite soon found hanged? And what manner of secrets are so many of the locals - the sheriff and his household, the spice merchant, Maud the Bawd - keeping?.--
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Royal, Priscilla
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Executions and executioners
  • Abbesses, Christian
  • Murder
  • Monasticism and religious orders
  • Cities and towns, Medieval
  • Great Britain
Label
The twice-hanged man : a medieval mystery, Priscilla Royal
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781464211058
Lccn
2019018756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099543976
Label
The twice-hanged man : a medieval mystery, Priscilla Royal
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781464211058
Lccn
2019018756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099543976

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