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The Foxes of Warwick

The Foxes of Warwick


Edward Marston

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Year of publication: 101

Edward Marston The Foxes of Warwick Fortunatus est ille deos qui novit agrestis All were ready to conspire together to recover their former liberty, and bind themselves by weighty oaths against the Normans. In the regions north of the Humber violent disturbances broke out To meet the danger the King rode to all the remote parts of his kingdom and fortified strategic sites against enemy attacks. For the fortifications called castles by the Normans were scarcely known in the English provinces, ...

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The Wildcats of Exeter

The Wildcats of Exeter


Edward Marston

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Year of publication: 101

Edward Marston The Wildcats of Exeter O fortunam dux femina facti Grantam The king, however, closely besieged the city, attempting to storm it, and for many days he fought relentlessly to drive the citizens from the ramparts and to undermine the walls. Finally the citizens were compelled by the unremitting attacks of the enemy to take wiser counsel and humbly plead for pardon. The flower of their youth, the older men, and the clergy bearing their sacred books and treasures went out to the king. ...

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The Hawks of Delamere

The Hawks of Delamere


Edward Marston

ISBN: 190628847
Year of publication: 1998

Edward Marston The Hawks of Delamere This man, with the help of many cruel barons, shed much Welsh blood. He was not so much lavish as prodigal. His retinue was more like an army than a household, and in giving and receiving he kept no account. Each day he devastated his own land and preferred falconers and huntsmen to the cultivators of the soil and ministers of heaven. ORDERIC VITALIS Prologue It took three strong men to help him into the saddle. Hugh dAvranches, Earl of Chester and master of ...

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The Stallions of Woodstock

The Stallions of Woodstock


Edward Marston

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Year of publication: 1997

Edward Marston The Stallions of Woodstock Dominus illuminatio meo The speaker observed in the disgusting lechery of the one, the chaste intention of the other, and he saw in that act not the conjunction of their bodies but the diversity of their minds. There were two persons involved and only one committed adultery. De Civitate Dei, Augustine of Hippo AD 354430 Prologue Most of the riders were there well before the race was due to begin. They wanted to walk the course in search of potential ...

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The Serpents of Harbledown

The Serpents of Harbledown


Edward Marston

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Year of publication: 101

Edward Marston The Serpents of Harbledown the way of a serpent upon a rock the way of a ship in the midst of the sea and the way of a man with a maid. PROVERBS 30.19 PROLOGUE The search began at dawn. It was led by Alwin, the distraught father of the missing girl, a big, brawny man with a dark beard fringing his weathered face. No sleep had relieved his anxiety that night. He simply stood at the open shutters and gazed up at the heavens in mute supplication. Alwin was an experienced sailor. He ...

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The Lions of the North

The Lions of the North


Edward Marston

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Year of publication: 101

Edward Marston The Lions of the North Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 1 PETER 5:8 PROLOGUE The two men were courting danger. They knew that. Throughout all their discussions, it had been an invisible presence at their shoulders but it remained silent when their brave words instilled a heady confidence. Strength of purpose brought them to the city and enabled them to conduct their reconnaisance with care and ...

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The Dragons of Archenfield

The Dragons of Archenfield


Edward Marston

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Year of publication: 101

Edward Marston The Dragons of Archenfield Their Lord they will praise, Their speech they will keep, Their land they will lose, Except Wild Wales. TALIESIN Prologue He was coming down the hill when they struck. The ambush was so sudden and so unexpected that it threw him into a complete panic. Warnod had been riding along in the fading light of a warm evening with a reflective smile on his face and a feeling of deep satisfaction coursing through his whole body. The visit to Hereford had been a ...

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The Owls of Gloucester

The Owls of Gloucester


Edward Marston

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Year of publication: 101

Edward Marston The Owls of Gloucester Prologue Do you want to be beaten again asked Brother Frewine quietly. No, no they cried in unison. Well, that is what will happen if I report this to Brother Paul. You know what a dim view the Master of the Novices takes of any laxity or disobedience among his charges. The monk looked meaningfully at the two boys. You also know how strong an arm Brother Paul has. When someone has once been flogged by him, they rarely wish to invite a second punishment. Yet ...

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