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The Magna Carta (Or Is It?)
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From the quill of Howard of Warwick, the world’s best selling author of historical humour, comes yet more History as it might have happened, but probably didn’t.
To mark the 800th anniversary, Howard has forced his attentions on the most famous charter in history. Here is a Runnymede full of real people; confused, squabbling, ill-informed and largely incompetent. Never mind 800 years, it’s a miracle the charter survived to the end of its first week…. if it did!
In The Magna Carta (Or Is It?) we discover that King John entrusted the copying of the original charter to one Aelward Dunktish, a man not normally reliable enough to pour water. The King must be up to something. And so must the nobles who want Dunktish for their own purposes. And then there are the King’s notorious mercenaries, the men of Touraine, who have ideas of their own, all of them involving death and horses.
They’re all up to no good, and Dunktish IS no good. It’s the sort of tale that will end in disaster – except in the hands of Aelward Dunktish, it all starts with one.
Other books by Howard Matthews
The Investigator’s Apprentice
Murder Most Murderous
A Murder of Convenience
A Mayhem of Murderous Monks
The King’s Investigator Part II
The King’s Investigator
The 1066 via Derby
The 1066 To Hastings
The 1066 From Normandy
The Hermes Parchment
The Chester Chasuble
The Bayeux Embroidery
The Domesday Book II (Still Not That One)
Brother Hermitage’s Christmas Gift
A Murder for Brother Hermitage
A Murder for Master Wat
A Murder for Mistress Cwen
The Case of The Cantankerous Carcass
The Case of The Curious Corpse
The Case of The Clerical Cadaver
Brother Hermitage in Shorts
Hermitage, Wat and Some Nuns
Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids: We’re Going On A Murder
The Domesday Book (No, Not That One)
Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other
The Tapestry of Death
The Garderobe of Death
The Heretics of De’Ath
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