Death of a Scholar: The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew by Susanna Gregory

By Susanna Gregory

In the summertime of 1358 the healthcare professional Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to benefit that his liked sister is in mourning after the unforeseen loss of life of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. acutely aware that his son has no real interest in the material alternate that made his fortune and acceptance, Oswald has left the company to his widow, yet a spate of burglaries within the city distracts Matthew from assisting Edith in her grief and trying to maintain the peace among her and her wayward son.

As good because the robbery of irreplaceable goods from Michaelhouse, which threatens its very survival, a brand new starting place, Winwick corridor, is inflicting consternation among Matthew's colleagues. The founder is an impatient guy made up our minds that his identify will grace the University's such a lot prestigious university. He has used his wealth to hurry the development of the corridor, and his appointed Fellows have infiltrated the charitable Guild based via Stanmore, so as to achieve the aid of Cambridge's so much influential electorate on Winwick's behalf.

A ideal typhoon among the older institutions and the brash beginners is brewing while the homicide of a number one member of the Guild is quickly via the demise of 1 of Winwick's senior Fellows. aiding Brother Michael in investigating those fatalities leads Matthew right into a net of suspicion, the place conspiracy theories are rife yet evidence are scarce and the place the strain from the issues of his university and his family members units him on a course that can endanger his personal destiny ...

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71–2. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, ed. Thorpe, I, 364. For these and further examples, see H. C. Darby, The Medieval Fenland (Cambridge, 1940), pp. 43– 52. Evidence of this kind of activity is best preserved by monastic establishments with their continuous institutional memory, and we may presume that similar activities were taking place on a small scale outside the monasteries. 65 Hoskins, Making of the English Landscape, rev. edn, p. 71. 66 Chronicon monasterii de Abingdon, ed. Joseph Stevenson [RS 2] (London, 1858), I, 2–3; Frank Stenton, The Early History of the Abbey of Abingdon (Reading, 1913), pp.

M. Wallace-Hadrill, ‘A Background to St Boniface’s Mission’ in England before the Conquest: Studies in Primary Sources Presented to Dorothy Whitelock, ed. Peter Clemoes and Kathleen Hughes (Cambridge, 1971), pp. 35–48 at pp. 47–8; see also Levison, England and the Continent, p. 75. 149 Cp. Cubitt, Anglo-Saxon Church Councils, p. 104: ‘The relationship between the canons of the Council of Clofesho and Boniface’s reported Frankish decrees is best explained by the traditional view that the latter influenced the former.

Stevenson, ‘Trinoda Necessitas’, English Historical Review 29 (1914), 689–703. 100 Quoted in Stevenson, ‘Trinoda Necessitas’, p. 690. 101 Quoted in Stevenson, ‘Trinoda Necessitas’, p. 690. 102 Stevenson, ‘Trinoda Necessitas’, pp. 690–91. 106 Yet, because the term has no Anglo-Saxon validity, it will be avoided in the account that follows; moreover, while the term trimoda necessitas should be noted as a tenth-century attempt at expressing the indivisibility of the three obligations, the straightforward term ‘common burdens’, which does not owe its origins to a unique forgery, will be preferred here.

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