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England 1315...

The rain is torrential. Famine and unrest spread across the country and when Sir William Bradshaigh joins Adam Banastre’s rebellion against their overlord, the Earl of Lancaster, things do not go to plan. Sir William is lucky to escape with his life after a battle at Preston and, as a wanted man, has no choice but to become an outlaw. Meanwhile, the lands at...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published June 22nd 2012 by Createspace (first published June 21st 2012)
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Sian
Historical fiction is not normally my thing, but I really enjoyed this book. Man is a great character who I really warmed to. Thank you Elizabeth for a great novel.
Stuart MacAllister
England, 1315.
The farmers and villeins of Northern England are starving to death. After a year of bad weather, a bitterly cold winter and a soaking wet summer has decimated crops leaving them destitute. Lord William & Lady Mabel Bradshaigh are sympathetic to the dire position their tenants are in and do all they can to ease their plight. Bradshaigh’s overlord, The Earl of Lancaster, is not so kind and demands his full levy of tax and tribute each quarter, regardless of the suffering it cause...more
Cynthia Mcarthur
This story of England, 1315-1322 (?), was really well written and well-researched. It is the story of Mabel and William Bradshaw, minor nobles during the time of Edward II's reign. With famine and taxes pushing his tenants to the breaking point, some having already died, William joins up with a rebellion against his overlord, the Earl of Lancaster, and fails miserably. He and several of his friends become outlaws, dependant upon the forest for survival. Meanwhile Mabel is left alone on their est...more
Sabrina
“Her bare feet were bloodied and torn and the snow-laden wind made her shiver as she limped forward, bareheaded and dressed only in her linen chemise.”

We are treated to this prologue before the story begins. We are aware that something has gone terribly wrong with the character, Mabel, but just how and why follows in this fascinating story.

Please read the rest of my review at http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp...
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Since selling my first article at the age of eleven and my first story not long afterwards I've been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines.

In 2006 the first of my non-fiction books, Champion Lancastrians, was published and since then Countryside Books have published Tales of Old Lancashire and Lancashire:Who Lies Beneath.

In June 2010 my first novel, The de Lacy Inheritance, was pub...more
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