Category Archives: Furnshill & Puttock

The Boy-Bishop’s Glovemaker by Michael Jecks

Christmas 1321 and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King’s Peace, his wife Jeanne and his friend, Bailiff Simon Puttock have been invited to Exeter to be honoured by receiving a reward – a pair of valuable gloves, presented by … Continue reading

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The Traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks

1321, Tiverton. Philip Dyne has confessed to the murder of a young woman and has sought sanctuary in the church of St Peter’s. As per the law, he has to walk to the coast along the King’s highway and leave … Continue reading

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Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks

Devon, 1321. Lady Elizabeth of Topsham is the prioress of Belstone Abbey but stands accused by the treasurer, Sister Margherita of stealing vital funds for the upkeep of Belstone while also “entertaining” the new vicar in her chambers at night. … Continue reading

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Squire Throwleigh’s Heir by Michael Jecks

Spring, 1321, and Roger, Squire of Throwleigh has a good life. With his own estates, a loving wife and a young son, things are going well. Until he drops dead of a heart attack, leaving five year old Herbert as … Continue reading

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The Leper’s Return by Michael Jecks

Being Master of a leper hospital probably isn’t the most popular career choice, but that is what faces Ralph of Houndeslow as he comes to Crediton. Guardian of a group of seriously ill individuals who are shunned from society – … Continue reading

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The Abbot’s Gibbet by Michael Jecks

1319 and everyone is heading to Tavistock for the fair. Merchants from both near and far, men of the cloth, and one man in particular who has perhaps unwisely chosen to return to the town from overseas after many years … Continue reading

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The Crediton Killings by Michael Jecks

Devon, 1318ish. In the town of Crediton (approx ten miles inland from Exeter according to Google Maps – it’s a real place), an important guest is arriving, no less than the Bishop of Exeter himself! But a band of mercenaries … Continue reading

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