Year of publication: 2014
Bernard Knight Crowners Quest Glossary ABJURER A criminal or accused person who sought sanctuary in a church and then elected to abjure by confessing his sin to the coroner and leaving the realm of England for ever, to avoid being mutilated or hanged. He had to proceed on foot, dressed in sackcloth and carrying a wooden cross, to a port nominated by the coroner and take the first ship abroad. If there was a delay, he had to wade out up to his knees in every tide, to show his willingness to ...
Keywords: & _NB_Fixed Coroners Detective Devon (England) England Fiction Great Britain – History – Angevin period; 1154-1216 Historical Medieval Mystery onlib Police Procedural rt – England
Year of publication: 2010
Bernard Knight A Plague of Heretics Prologue November 1196 The chapman could see that it was an unusual sort of funeral, even for such an outlandish place as Lympstone. There were corpses, bearers, mourners and a grave, but it was nothing like he had ever seen before. He shrugged his bulky pack from his back and set it down with some relief on the dusty road outside the church gate. Behind him, the track led down to a primitive wharf, where the river lapped against the muddy banks of the estuary ...
Keywords: & _NB_Fixed Coroners Detective Devon (England) Fiction Great Britain – History – Angevin period; 1154-1216 Historical lorraine Mystery Police Procedural rt – England