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The Arrow and the Sword

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An essay in detection. Being an enquiry into the nature of the deaths of William Rufus and Thomas Becket, with some reflections on the nature of medieval heresy.
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published 1947 by Faber and Faber

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Hugh Ross Williamson (1901 - 1978) was a prolific British historian, and a dramatist. Starting from a career in the literary world, and having a Nonconformist background, he became an Anglican clergyman in 1943; and later in 1955 a Catholic convert. He wrote many historical works in a Catholic apologist tone. and in 1956 published his autobiography entitled "The Walled Garden".
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