Category Archives: Furnshill & Puttock

The Mad Monk Of Gidleigh by Michael Jecks

Winter 1323, Dartmoor. Mark has been isolated as the parish priest of the town of Gidleigh, his high hopes of a promotion into the Bishop’s staff or even just a reconciliation with his father fading with time. And then a … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Acolyte by Michael Jecks

Once upon a time, a monk from Tavistock saw fit to steal his Abbot’s wine. As punishment for his crime, he was lured onto the Devonshire moors by the devil himself and murdered. The story has been told throughout the … Continue reading

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The Sticklepath Strangler by Michael Jecks

Sticklepath, Devon, 1315. When a young girl is horribly murdered, with some of her flesh eaten, the village turns on Athelhard, dragging him from his house and executing him in front of his sister. He dies cursing the village and … Continue reading

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The Tournament Of Blood by Michael Jecks

Spring 1322, and the money lenders of Oakhampton are anticipating a good trade. Lord Hugh de Courtnenay is planning a tournament and any knight who is defeated is duty bound to pay a ransom to their captor – a ransom … Continue reading

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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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