The Cup of Ghosts (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 1)

The Cup of Ghosts (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 1) : Corruption, intrigue and murder in the court of Edward II

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By 1322, Mathilde of Westminster was considered the finest physician in London. But in her years as lady-in-waiting to Princess Isabella, she was drawn into the murky politics of the English court, where sudden, mysterious death was part of the tapestry of life.

Many years later, Mathilde looks back and chronicles her turbulent life. With her sharp, suspicious intellect ready to distinguish between a fatality and an unnatural death, Mathilde is confronted by a host of chilling murders. The source of these horrors is the fierce political rivalry between Philip of France and Edward of England. This manifests itself in a series of gruesome killings, one of which actually took place during Edward II's Coronation, when a knight of the Royal Household, Sir John Baquelle was crushed to death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 120 x 178 x 27mm | 231g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • None
  • 0755328752
  • 9780755328758
  • 337,911

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Praise for Paul Doherty's other novels: 'I really like these medieval whodunnits Bookseller
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This rich tale ... seeps authenticity and is written with wonderfully efficient style. A gem of an historical thriller * Huddersfield Daily Examiner * Historically informative, excellently plotted and, as ever, superbly entertaining * CADS 20 * A romping good read * Time Out * Praise for Paul Doherty's other novels: 'I really like these medieval whodunnits * Bookseller *
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About Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.
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