Hangman blind

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John Murray, Mar 20, 2008 - Fiction - 311 pages
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November, 1382. The month of the dead. At the Feast of St. Martin in the fifth year of King Richard's reign, a nun rides out for York and the Abbey of Meaux. But this is no ordinary journey. Rival popes, a boy on the English throne and a volatile peace in the savage aftermath of Wat Tyler's murder. Travelling alone, Hildegaard encounters a gibbet with five bloodied crow-stripped corpses, and later the body of a youth, brutally butchered. Who is he? And what is his connection to the hanged men? Murder will touch Hildegaard and those she loves even more closely as she rides on to her childhood home. Castle Hutton is riven by treachery. Old loyalties are shifting. Hildegard will need all her courage to counter the dark forces in the land. First in an engrossing new series of mediaeval mysteries, Hangman Blind introduces an intrepid new heroine.

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User Review  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

Hildegard, a nun in 14th Century England travels through Yorkshire to find a grange to start her own house of nuns with money left from a deceased husband. She has contacts to the West, but on her way ... Read full review

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User Review  - Edelweiss - Goodreads

It appeared fairly accurate, from what little I know of the time period. I enjoyed it, but there is not much to say beyond that it was a decent period mystery, with some well drawn characters who ... Read full review


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