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The Dragon of Handale
Author: Cassandra Clark
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466863382
Pages: 352
Year: 2015-03-17
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Hildegard, no longer a member of the Cistercian order of nuns, has returned to the priory after more than a year from her pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Still unsure whether she will rejoin the Order, the Prioress suggests that a visit to Handale Priory might help provide some clarity. Used as a house of correction for sinning nuns, it lies in the north of the county in the middle of a vast wood and is run by the ambiguous Abbess Basilda and her close group of hard-faced acolytes. While walking about the grounds, Hildegard discovers the corpse of a young man in the morgue. His body bears deep gashes from neck to groin. His wounds appear to be the ravages of claws, but larger than any animal Hildegard knows of. Is it possible that the young man was killed by a dragon, as Hildegard's been told? Of course, Hildegard does not believe in dragons, and despite being warned against it, she goes for a walk in the woods. There she discovers a secret tower, locked and barred, with armed men on guard. What is so valuable that it needs such protection? Has it anything to do with the mystery of the young man's death? And why have assassins been pursuing the King's courier across the savage moor land only to murder him at a lonely wayside tavern? Hildegard risks all dangers to seek out the truth. The Dragon of Handale is the fourth novel in Cassandra Clark's acclaimed mystery series set in the 14th century.
Hangman Blind
Author: Cassandra Clark
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429964553
Pages: 320
Year: 2009-02-17
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In November 1382, the month of the dead, Abbess Hildegard rides out for York from the Abbey of Meaux. This is no ordinary journey—it is a time of rival popes, a boy king, and a shaky peace in the savage aftermath of Wat Tyler's murder—and Hildegard has embarked on a perilous mission to try to secure the future of her priory. Traveling alone, she discovers danger, encountering first a gibbet with five bloodied corpses and then the body of a youth, brutally butchered. Who was the boy, how was he connected to the men hanging from the gibbet, and what do these gruesome deaths mean? Hildegard is determined to uncover the truth, no matter how terrible it may be. When even her childhood home, Castle Hutton, turns out not to be a safe haven from murder, Hildegard realizes she will have to summon all of her courage and wisdom to counter the dark forces that threaten her friends and family as well as her country.
A Parliament of Spies
Author: Cassandra Clark
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 142994238X
Pages: 384
Year: 2012-01-31
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All the danger and intrigue of 14th-century England spring to life in this "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) series about the brave, incorruptible Abbess of Meaux. Abbess Hildegard may consider herself "just a nun with no useful skills or connections," yet her loyalty and intelligence have brought her to the attention of King Richard II himself—not the safest place to be, when the king has enemies on all sides. As Hildegard wrestles with her role as a spy in the parliament that is hastily gathering at Westminster, Cassandra Clark's A Parliament of Spies shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly's rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!"
Alchemist of Netley Abbey
Author: Cassandra Clark
Publisher: Wykeham Editions
ISBN: 1843964686
Pages: 310
Year: 2017-04-25
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Desperate to return home to Meaux after the traumatic events in London and Salisbury, intrepid nun Hildegard and her charismatic but untouchable abbot Hubert de Courcy set out with their two militant monks through the New Forest on the long journey north at last.Fate however intervenes.Even before they escape the labyrinthine paths of the Royal Forest Hubert is in need of urgent medical attention and they are forced to seek shelter at the mysterious Netley Abbey. Although welcomed inside the precincts all is not as it seems. A motley group of pilgrims are waiting to take ship to France. Guests secretly come and go. Who are they? Are they spies assassins or something even more threatening to the safety of King Richard's realm? And why are they here in this remote and beautiful place? A Welsh alchemist reputed to have mysterious powers adds his own sinister desires to the brew and when a valuable book disappears and two deaths follow who is to blame?As usual Hildegard is entangled in a web of intrigue and defies all dangers to discover the truth.
The Law of Angels
Author: Cassandra Clark
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429960655
Pages: 368
Year: 2011-04-12
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York, 1385. Just as the Mystery Plays are about to unfold, a young woman witnesses a terrible crime and turns to Abbess Hildegard of Meaux for protection. In The Law of Angels, Cassandra Clark once again shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly's rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!"
The Red Velvet Turnshoe
Author: Cassandra Clark
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429984503
Pages: 288
Year: 2009-11-24
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In the midst of a long, bleak winter in the year 1383, flooding brought famine, famine brought disease, and The Black Death visited town after town. Into this watery world, against a background of plague and the turmoil of the Hundred Years' War, a brave and brilliant nun, Abbess Hildegard, embarks on a quest for a precious relic, the Cross of Constantine. Strong-willed and independent, she will need remarkable skills to survive. For with the English Crown at stake, there are many who want her mission to fail—and one, above all, who plans a deadly revenge.
The Butcher of Avignon
Author: Cassandra Clark
Publisher: Cassandra Clark
ISBN: 1783016183
Pages: 290
Year: 2014-12-18
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When Hildegard is sent on a mission to the fabulous papal palace in Avignon, she is well aware that Clement VII is known throughout Europe as the Butcher of Cesena and, with England at war, she will have to watch her step while inside the very stronghold of the enemy. Shortly after arriving, an English knight and his brutal bodyguards turn up. He is a vassal of one of young King Richard's deadliest rivals. What is his purpose in Avignon? Why has he abducted two innocent men from the streets of London and smuggled them into the palace? And, worse for Hildegard, two other Enlighmen are here, one close to her heart but a traitor to the king and the other a violent and dangerous obsessive. When the body of a chorister is found stabbed on a sack of gold inside Clement's most secret and private treasury, Hildegard cannot walk away from the troop of young pages who seek her help in finding his killer. Can she solve the puzzle of the murder before the murderer finds her? Danger follows the intrepid nun every step of the way to a final and gruesome reckoning.
The Encyclopedia of Saints
Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438130260
Pages: 433
Year: 2001
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"The Encyclopedia of Saints offers thorough and fascinating accounts of familiar and little-known holy men and women of the Catholic and Orthodox churches. Drawing from documented accounts and supplemented with additional extensive research
The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare
Author: Jim Bradbury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134598467
Pages: 392
Year: 2004-08-02
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This comprehensive volume provides easily-accessible factual material on all major areas of warfare in the medieval west. The whole geographical area of medieval Europe, including eastern Europe, is covered, including essential elements from outside Europe such as Byzantine warfare, nomadic horde invasions and the Crusades. Progressing chronologically, the work is presented in themed, illustrated sections, with a narrative outline offering a brief introduction to the area. Within each chronological section, Jim Bradbury presents clear and informative pieces on battles, sieges, and generals. The author examines practical topics including: castle architecture, with examinations of specific castles ship building techniques improvements in armour specific weapons developments in areas such as arms and armour, fortifications, tactics and supply. Readable and engaging, this detailed provides students with an excellent collection of archaeological information and clear discussions of controversial issues.
En Route
Author: J. K. Huysmans
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 177667569X
Pages: 417
Year: 2017-02-01
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With his previous novel, La-Bas, Huysmans shocked the French reading public with his gripping account of a writer who is seduced by Satanism and the occult rituals of the medieval period. In the stirring follow-up En Route, protagonist Durtal wrests control of his soul back from occultism and begins seeking solace in Christianity.
The History of Protestantism
Author: James Aitken Wylie
Pages: 624
Year: 1874
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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess
Author: Leonard Shlain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140196013
Pages: 475
Year: 1999
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Forging provocative connections among many fields, the author of Art and Physics demonstrates how alphabetic literacy caused the development of the brain's left half over the right, which affected the role and power of women. Reprint. Tour.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Year: 1892
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The Velvet Turnshoe
Author: Cassandra Clark
ISBN: 1783011483
Year: 2013
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A History of the Church in the Middle Ages
Author: F Donald Logan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134786697
Pages: 384
Year: 2012-10-02
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In this fascinating survey, F. Donald Logan introduces the reader to the Christian church, from the conversion of the Celtic and Germanic peoples through to the discovery of the New World.

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