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The Bastard's Tale
Berkley, Jan 2003, 22.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0425186490 In 1447 England, King Henry VI sits upon the throne but is unduly influenced by his closest councilor the Marquis of Suffolk. The Marquis has seen to it that the king's heir, his uncle the Duke of Gloucester, is looked upon with distrust and suspicion. At Bury St. Edmonds, the king, his lords and the parliament attend a council meeting. An invitation is sent to Gloucester hinting that if he att...
The Clerk's Tale
Berkley, Jan 2002, 22.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0425183246 It is a comparative mild January day in 1446 England. However, Dame Frevisse has a mixed blessing about the weather, as she must leave her home in the St. Frideswide's Priory. Travel is awful because the roads are muddy and slick. She and her prioress, Sister Domina Elisabeth are going to see her dying cousin at St. Mary's Priory. Once they arrive, they find no room for them even tho...
The Hunter's Tale
Berkley, Jan 2004, 23.95, 336 pp. ISBN 04421940119 Sir Ralph of Woodrim, owner of a manor house in Oxfordshire, England of 1458, is despised by his wife, his grown sons, his grandson and his young daughters. The only concern this vile man has is in the hounds and the hunt which his neighbor and friend Sir William is also interested in. One day when he goes into the woods to look for a missing hound, he doesn't come out. Family and Sir Willia...