The Fifth Knight

Author: E. M. Powell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781611099331
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To escape a lifetime of poverty, mercenary Sir Benedict Palmer agrees to one final, lucrative job: help King Henry II's knights seize the traitor Archbishop Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. But what begins as a clandestine arrest ends in cold-blooded murder. And when Fitzurse, the knights' ringleader, kidnaps Theodosia, a beautiful young nun who witnessed the crime, Palmer can sit silently by no longer. For not only is Theodosia's virtue at stake, so too is the secret she unknowingly carries—a secret he knows Fitzurse will torture out of her. Now Palmer and Theodosia are on the run, strangers from different worlds forced to rely only on each other as they race to uncover the hidden motive behind Becket's grisly murder—and the shocking truth that could destroy a kingdom.

The Blood of the Fifth Knight

Author: E.M. Powell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477827147
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England, 1176. King Henry II has imprisoned his rebellious Queen for attempting to overthrow him. But with her conspirators still at large and a failed assassination attempt on his beautiful mistress, Rosamund Clifford, the King must take action to preserve his reign. Desperate, Henry turns to the only man he trusts: a man whose skills have saved him once before. Sir Benedict Palmer answers the call, mistakenly believing that his family will remain safe while he attends to his King. As Palmer races to secure the throne for the King, neither man senses the hand of a brilliant schemer, a mystery figure loyal to Henry's traitorous Queen who will stop at nothing to see the King defeated. The Blood of the Fifth Knight is an intricate medieval murder mystery and a worthy sequel to E. M. Powell's acclaimed historical thriller The Fifth Knight.

The King s Hounds

Author: Martin Jensen
Publisher: Amazoncrossing
ISBN: 9781477807262
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Hafdan, a former nobleman, and Winston, a former monk, arrive in Oxford, the seat of the new king, Canute, just as a murder is discovered and they are ordered by the king, who is trying to keep his subjects calm, to solve the crime in two days.

The King s Justice

Author: E. M. Powell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781542046015
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A murder that defies logic--and a killer on the loose. England, 1176. Aelred Barling, esteemed clerk to the justices of King Henry II, is dispatched from the royal court with his young assistant, Hugo Stanton, to investigate a brutal murder in a village outside York. The case appears straightforward. A suspect is under lock and key in the local prison, and the angry villagers are demanding swift justice. But when more bodies are discovered, certainty turns to doubt--and amid the chaos it becomes clear that nobody is above suspicion. Facing growing unrest in the village and the fury of the lord of the manor, Stanton and Barling find themselves drawn into a mystery that defies logic, pursuing a killer who evades capture at every turn. Can they solve the riddle of who is preying upon the villagers? And can they do it without becoming prey themselves?

The Life of King Henry the Fifth

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625589980
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. In the First Quarto text, it was entitled The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, which became The Life of Henry the Fifth in the First Folio text.

A Smaller Social History of Ancient Ireland

Author: P. W. Joyce
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781409924272
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Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914) was a native Irish speaker educated at a hedge school. Joyce started work in 1845 with the Board of National Education. He produced many works on the history of Ireland and other works such as On the Old Celtic Romances, Irish Grammar, and the English Language in Ireland. His most enduring work is the pioneering The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places. He was President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland from 1906 to 1908. Joyce was a key cultural figure of his time. His wide interests included the Irish language, Hiberno-English, music, education, Irish literature and folklore, Irish history and antiquities, place-names and much else. Amongst his other works are A Smaller Social History of Ancient Ireland (1906).

Banquo s Son

Author: T.K. Roxborogh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1742288510
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'Do you think that fate controls our lives or that we have the freedom to choose our own path?' For Fleance, the only son of Banquo, Thane of Lochaber, the time has come to make a choice. Since his father's brutal murder ten years ago, he has hidden in the woods of Northern England, keeping his identity a secret from all. Now Fleance must unmask his enemies and discover why he is plagued by his father's ghost. But everything in life has a price. Fleance must sacrifice his love for Rosie and journey back to his homeland if he is to find the answers and fulfil his father's dying wish. The choices he makes will change his life forever while the secrets from his past threaten to bring down the throne of Scotland. An epic tale of love, loss and revenge set amidst the turmoil of Scotland after Macbeth.