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Medieval Mysteries: The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael

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A Rare Benedictine (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael)
A Rare Benedictine (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael)
"The prequel, written halfway into the series: 3 stories chronicling Cadfael's entry into monastic life (November 1120), his first cases (December 1135) & the seeds of the war between Maud and Stephen."
A Morbid Taste For Bones: The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (The Cadfael Chronicles)
A Morbid Taste For Bones: The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (The Cadfael Chronicles)
"May 1137: A trip to Wales, to recover the relics of St. Winifred, who allegedly wants to be relocated to Shrewsbury. Not surprisingly, the local population disagrees. Then a local lord is murdered ..."
One Corpse Too Many: 2 (The Cadfael Chronicles)
One Corpse Too Many: 2 (The Cadfael Chronicles)
"August 1138: King Stephen lays siege to Shrewsbury Castle and, victorious, orders the surviving defenders to be executed. But then there's an extra corpse, clearly not executed. Whodunnit - and why?"
Monk's Hood (Cadfael Chronicles)
Monk's Hood (Cadfael Chronicles)
"December 1138: Cadfael's and Shrewsbury Abbey's honour is at stake when a guest is found poisoned by Cadfael's own potions ... and the sheriff's sergeant over-eagerly jumps to the wrong conclusions."
Saint Peter's Fair (Cadfael)
Saint Peter's Fair (Cadfael)
"July 1139: While traders arrive from near and far, townsfolk claim a share of the Abbey's dues from the annual fair. Then a merchant is found murdered - but there's more to this than meets the eye!"
The Leper Of Saint Giles: 5 (The Cadfael Chronicles)
The Leper Of Saint Giles: 5 (The Cadfael Chronicles)
"October 1139: A leper's grim fate & the story of an orphaned heiress, to be wedded for money's sake to a despicable old baron, and her lover; everybody's favorite suspect when the groom turns up dead."
The Virgin In The Ice: 6: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Virgin In The Ice: 6: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Cadfael Chronicles)
"November 1139: After the sack of Worcester by Empress Maud, a young nun, a young nobleman & his sister get lost in the Marshes. Cadfael rushes to the rescue - and meets a messenger from his own past!"
The Sanctuary Sparrow: 7 (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Sanctuary Sparrow: 7 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"Spring 1140: A young singer is accused of robbery and murder and, hunted by a mob, seeks shelter in the Abbey. All this while Shrewsbury had thought it could enjoy a rare breath of peace and quiet ..."
The Devil's Novice: 8 (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Devil's Novice: 8 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"September 1140: The Abbey accepts a novice with a troubling zeal for monastic life (but not its virtues!), who may or may not be connected to the death of a cleric traveling through his home village."
Dead Man's Ransom: 9 (Cadfael Chronicles)
Dead Man's Ransom: 9 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"February 1141: A prisoner exchange (a Welsh lord for the sheriff of Shropshire) goes fatally wrong when the sheriff is found murdered. Again, Welsh-born Cadfael is stuck between all lines!"
The Pilgrim of Hate (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Pilgrim of Hate (Cadfael Chronicles)
"June 1141: A cripple, his sister and 2 brothers on a painful pilgrimage are among the attendees of the annual feast of St. Winifred. And the abbot brings word of a murder at a council in Winchester..."
An Excellent Mystery: 11 (Cadfael Chronicles)
An Excellent Mystery: 11 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"August 1141: After the burning of Winchester's Benedictine abbey, 2 of its monks (with a rather mysterious relationship) flee to Shrewsbury; and a young woman disappears on her way to her new convent."
The Raven In The Foregate: 12 (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Raven In The Foregate: 12 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"December 1141: The vacant parish in the Abbey's Foregate is given to a haughty priest who is soon so unpopular among his flock that, when he turns up dead, there are suspects aplenty for his murder."
The Rose Rent: 13 (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Rose Rent: 13 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"May 1142: A grieving young widow, beset by suitors, gives her house to the abbey for a single rose's annual rent. Big complications arise when the monk tasked to collect the rose is found murdered."
The Hermit Of Eyton Forest: 14 (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Hermit Of Eyton Forest: 14 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"October 1142: Cadfael must unravel a web of murders and sinister intrigue involving a promising, bright young heir and a hermit and his companion who are tenants on the land of the young man's aunt."
The Confessions Of Brother Haluin: 15 (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Confessions Of Brother Haluin: 15 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"March 1143: After a deathbed confession which turns out not to have been one, Cadfael joins his penitent brother on a journey of atonement - which takes a different course than they have planned."
The Heretic's Apprentice: 16 (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Heretic's Apprentice: 16 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"June 1143: A young clerk returns from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his master's body, only to find himself accused of both heresy and the murder of his successor, hired in his absence."
The Potter's Field: 17: The Seventeenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Potter's Field: 17: The Seventeenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Cadfael Chronicles)
"August 1143: The discovery of the bones of a woman in a field once belonging to a potter turned monk leads Cadfael to unveil a harrowing tale of love, loss and a deadly wager."
The Summer Of The Danes: 18 (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Summer Of The Danes: 18 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"Summer 1144: The threat of a Danish invasion, the disappearance of a girl and a murder complicate a mission of church diplomacy to Wales that Cadfael has joined as an interpreter."
The Holy Thief: 19 (Cadfael Chronicles)
The Holy Thief: 19 (Cadfael Chronicles)
"August 1144: Competitors for the possession of St. Winifred's relics show up in Shrewsbury! Then the holy bones disappear, a monk is found murdered - and a tonsured troubadour finds his lady love ..."
Brother Cadfael's Penance: 20: The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Cadfael Chronicles)
Brother Cadfael's Penance: 20: The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Cadfael Chronicles)
"November 1145: Cadfael must resolve conflicts related to a murder at a Coventry peace conference and, primarily, between his monastic vows and his urge to free a loved one from ransomless captivity."
Cadfael: The Complete Collection - Series 1 To 4 [DVD]
Cadfael: The Complete Collection - Series 1 To 4 [DVD]
"Finally: All Chronicles produced for TV brought together in one set. Streamlined and in rearranged sequence, but with a great sense of place and atmosphere, and of course ... Sir Derek Jacobi!"