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From Edith Pargeter, who also wrote as Ellis Peters, A BLOODY FIELD BY SHREWSBURY is a vivid medieval tale of Henry IV's kingdom in crisis. 'Chivalry, treachery, conflict of loyalties... The clash of wills is as stirring as the clash of steel' Observer
England, 1399. A treacherous plot has been hatched to depose King Richard and install Henry Bolingbroke on the English throne.
With the aid of his powerful friend Hotspur, Henry is victorious. But, crowned Henry IV, he rules a kingdom in crisis. In Wales, rebellion threatens. Henry's heir, Hal, is named Prince of Wales but the Welsh have a prince of their own blood and he is calling them to arms.
More dangerous still, a rift is opening between Henry, Hotspur and Hal. As tension mounts, the three men are inexorably drawn into a bloody collision on which the fate of the realm will hang...
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This book, `A Bloody Field By Shrewsbury', is set two hundred and fifty years later, but - as the title suggests - uses Shrewsbury (in particular the 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury) as the core of the story. But its scene of action is nationwide, for we also go into the Welsh mountains, to the royal court in London, and to the Scottish borders.
From Edith Pargeter, who also wrote as Ellis Peters, A BLOODY FIELD BY SHREWSBURY is a vivid medieval tale of Henry IV's kingdom in crisis. 'Chivalry, treachery, conflict of loyalties…The clash of wills is as stirring as the clash of steel' Observer It is 1399.