The Hangman's Hymn
St. Martin's, Dec 2004, 22.95, 224 pp.
Pilgrims journey to Canterbury, but are stopped by Luke Tiverton and his men providing the king's justice by hanging violators of the “King's Peace”. One of the pilgrims, the carpenter, faints at the grim sight. Continuing on their pilgrimage, the travelers stop for the night at St. Bardolph's Priory.
While resting at the priory, the carpenter narrates his tale. Simon Cotterill, the ca...