By Susanna Gregory
In the summertime of 1358 the health care provider Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to profit that his liked sister is in mourning after the unforeseen dying of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. conscious that his son has little interest in the material alternate that made his fortune and attractiveness, Oswald has left the company to his widow, yet a spate of burglaries within the city distracts Matthew from helping Edith in her grief and trying to hold 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 decided 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, with a purpose to achieve the help of Cambridge's so much influential electorate on Winwick's behalf.
A ideal typhoon among the older institutions and the brash rookies is brewing whilst the homicide of a number one member of the Guild is quickly by way of the dying 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 collage and his kinfolk units him on a course which may endanger his personal destiny ...
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4, 8, 9); and three grants of bookland (nos. 1, 2, 3). The geographical location and the position in the text of Hilgay, Walsoken and Wellen (nos. 5, 6, 7) mentioned in Ealdorman Æthelwine’s bequests suggest that they comprised part of Wulfgifu’s inheritance from her parents. They lay in north-west Norfolk within thirty kilometres of Brancaster, donated by Wulfgifu to Ramsey Abbey, and in the text are immediately followed by Sawtry (no. 4), connected to Æthelflæd. Chron. , ii, c. 28/xxiv, p.
13 (part of ten hides); no. 15 (six hides); no. 17 (thirty hides); and in Domesday Book no. 4 (seven and half hides); no. 5 (two and half hides); no. 8 (four and a half hides); no. 16 (eighty acres). He withdrew his claim after Ealdorman Æthelwine threatened him, but the case did not end there. The circumstances of the donation look like an amiticia agreement forged between former enemies, but one in which Æthelwine’s superiority was acknowledged by the descent of the property to his favoured abbey.
G. another Æthelgifu donated eighteen hides in Cambridgeshire to Ramsey c. 965x92; see Chron. , ii, c. 26, p. 51, with the date being suggested by the location of her donations between the gifts of Oswald and Ealdorman Æthelwine. ). The estate would have been greatly valued by a high status noblewoman as well as by a monastic community. The three marriages of Ealdorman Æthelwine did not establish links with families who can be shown to have had significant territorial interests in the political heartlands of the English kingdom, in the manner of the marriages of his father and elder brothers.
Death of a Scholar: The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew) by Susanna Gregory