The Prioress

The Prioress

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The story is set in England in the early summer of 1261. The background to the story is the conflict between Henry III and the barons, led by the Duke of Leicester, Simon de Montfort. The main character is Stephen de Grenested who is a stone mason working on the new Westminster Abbey. Stephen, though a talented stone mason is lazy and drinks heavily, thus curtailing a promising career. On Ascension Day, while on holiday, Stephen witnesses the murder of a nun, Sister Scholastica who is the unpopular prioress of a nearby convent. A statue is pushed from the roof of the convent, killing Sister Scholastica. Stephen's brother, Andrew is accused of the murder and eventually locked up by the sheriff. Stephen seeks to clear Andrew's more

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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 24.13mm | 703.06g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150787216X
  • 9781507872161

About Mrs Hilary Andrews

I had an historical biography published, by Veritas, an Irish publisher, a few years ago. My book, The Lion of the West was described by Leo Sheridan in the magazine, Africa as "a powerfully compelling book." I have not had a novel published. In the past, I have written many short stories and plays for children. The plays were written for the purpose of being performed and many of my children's stories were read out on local radio. On a personal level, I taught Special Needs and Latin and English for many years in a comprehensive school. I have a degree in History. I am married with six grown-up more

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