A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury
By (author) Edith Pargeter
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Bloody Field by Shrewsbury by Edith Pargeter
Book DescriptionFrom Edith Pargeter, who also wrote as Ellis Peters, A BLOODY FIELD BY SHREWSBURY is a vivid medieval tale of Henry IV's kingdom in crisis. 'Chivalry, treachery, conflict of loyalties...The clash of wills is as stirring as the clash of steel' Observer It is 1399. Henry Bolingbroke, unjustly banished and deprived of his inheritance by Richard II, returns to claim his rights and deposes the king to become Henry IV of England. He is aided by the powerful lords of Northumberland, especially by his friend, Harry Percy, nicknamed Hotspur. But the triumph of his accession quickly turns sour in the face of ever-growing crises in his new kingdom, and Wales is the most pressing and troublesome of these. For although Henry's son and heir, Prince Hal, is the nominal Prince of Wales, the Welsh have a prince of their own blood in Owen Glendower, and they are swift to rally to his rebellious call to arms. The three Henries all wish to see the House of Lancaster succeed, but their partnership contains the seeds of its own destruction. The memory of past crimes and growing doubts and divisions cause a dangerous rift. The king also has powerful enemies who are all too willing to take advantage of this and tension mounts as the three men are drawn inexplicably to a bloody collision some two miles from Shrewsbury...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747233664
(178mm x 115mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publish Date: 5-Oct-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edith Pargeter
Bloody Field by Shrewsbury, Paperback (March 2016)
From Edith Pargeter, who also wrote the bestselling Brother Cadfael Chronicles under the name Ellis Peters, a brilliant medieval tale of treachery, rebellion and crisis in Henry IV's kingdom.
Brothers of Gwynedd, Paperback / softback (May 2010)
Use code 35MAY10 for 35% off! Llewelyn, prince of Gwynedd, dreams of a Wales united against the English, but first he must combat enemies nearer home. Llewelyn and his brothers vie for power among themselves and with the English king.
Brothers of Gwynedd Quartet, Paperback (August 1989)» View all books by Edith Pargeter
From Edith Pargeter, who also wrote the bestselling Brother Cadfael Chronicles under the name Ellis Peters, a brilliant medieval epic of Llewelyn, the first true Prince of Wales.
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Author Biography - Edith Pargeter
Edith Pargeter, OBE, who also wrote under the pseudonym Ellis Peters, was the bestselling author of twenty Brother Cadfael Chronicles and the illustrated short story collection A Rare Benedictine. She also wrote numerous critically acclaimed historical novels including A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury and The Brothers of Gwynedd Quartet. She was the recipient of the Crime Writer's Association and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. She died in 1995.
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