Knights Templar They Had All Joined Taking Three Vows Poverty, Chastity, And Obediencefor They Were Monks Warrior Monks, Dedicated To The Protection Of Pilgrims In The Holy Land Until Stories Spread By Anavaricious King Who Wanted Their Wealth For His Own Destroyed The Order There Was One Knight, However, Who Escaped The Stake, Vowing Justiceas He Watched His Innocent Brothers Die A Dark Justice Cold Blooded Murder Has Transformed Simon Puttock S Official Obligation Into Something Horrid And He Will Need ✓ A Moorland Hanging (Knights Templar, #3) ☆ Download by × Michael Jecks The Able Assistance Of His Friend, Sir Baldwin Furnshill, To Draw A Criminal Out A Former Knight Templar, Sir Baldwin Knows Much Of Duty And Servitude And Of Evil Freely Indulged In Thename Of Godliness Or Greed Now Justice Must Be Served,even If Their Search Exposes Extortion, Foul Corruption,rule By Fearand Killers Willing Even Eager To Shed Blood Yet another interesting set of murders for Simon Puttock, bailiff, and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, former Knight Templar, to investigate. A runaway villein turned tin miner, Peter Bruther, is found dead on the moor There are many people who could have killed the young man from the nobles and their entourage in the local manor to the village of tin miners on the moor But virtually everyone has an alibi for the time Bruther was killed He had been strangled, then taken to a small wood and strung up, as though he had hanged himself. Two men at arms are subsequently killed, for no obvious reason At the time the men at arms are killed, a fire has broken out at the manor Eventually, Simon and Sir Baldwin solve the first murde originally published on my blog here in August 1998. A Moorland Hanging is the third of Jecks Devonshire novels featuring Simon Puttock and Sir Baldwin Furnshil Like P. C Doherty, Simon Jecks is an author who really knows something about the medieval period He is perhaps interested in institutions than Doherty, and this combines with the country setting to naturally remove some of the unpleasantness of the medieval world to a modern reader which comes to the fore in Doherty s series of the seamier side of London life. The novel has as its central theme the clash between forest law and common law which was an important part of the medieval English scene, where much of the land was designated royal forest , to be the private hunting ground of the king and his friends Although open land rather than woodland, Dartmoor was a forest, and this led to clashes between the tin miners who worke Weer een spannende zaak met Simon Puttock en Sir Baldwin in de hoofdrol Een horige, weggelopen van Beauscyr Manor, vestigt zich op de woeste gronden van Dartmoor waar tin gedolven wordt De tinmijnen vallen onder de koning want met de opbrengsten financierde Engelse koningen hun oorlogen Hierdoor ontstond er een gebied met een eigen bestuur dat onder leiding stond van de inspecteur generaal van de tinmijnen. De horige die weggelopen was viel, doordat hij zich vestigde als mijnwerker onder de wetten die golden voor de tinmijnen De heren van de havezaten Manors waren echter afhankelijk van hun horigen in die zin, dat als ze geen horigen zouden hebben, zouden de landerijen niet bewerkt worden en de havezate zou daardoor economisch niet levensvatbaar z Brilliant Another brilliant book by this brilliant author, kept you guessing right to the very end great continuity with the other books I absolutely love these books The time period is incredibly interesting Jeck s writing makes me feel like I m there Sir Baldwin and Simon are great characters, who I love and with each book I love them all. æ A Moorland Hanging (Knights Templar, #3) æ Good Third book, strong story with a few slow parts Some parts of the book needlessly made the book longer, but overall well told. An enjoyable read. I ve read nearly all of the Templar books that are out at this point, although in jumbled, random order this fills in an early gap in the series for me when Baldwin and Puttock are younger men. The story involves a curious English system at the time in which Tin miners on the Moors are so valuable to the King that they are protected from many usual laws and enjoy significantly greater freedoms than usual Unfortunately, this causes clashes with the local manors that ostensibly protect them, and here the story takes place. A servant Villein of the local knight in his fortress escapes and becomes a Tinner, which makes him untouchable by Sir William Beauscyr, a source of no small frustration Other complications arise, which brings Baldwin Furnshill with his friend Simon Puttock into the area to adjudicate the situatio Jecks sets up an interesting story regarding the tension between tin miners and the local gentry in early 14th century Cornwall The story rambles, however, and is not well executed.
About The Author
Michael Jecks is a best selling writer of historical novels The son of an Actuary, and the youngest of four brothers, he worked in the computer industry before becoming a novelist full time in 1994He is the author of the internationally popular Templar series, perhaps the longest crime series written by a living author Unusually, the series looks again at actual events and murders committed abou