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- File Size: 2514 KB
- Print Length: 292 pages
- Publisher: Acorn Digital Press (14 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AN8D94I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 198 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The historical setting is in the immediate aftermath of the Synod of Whitby, in 664AD. This was a key moment in British Christianity when the fledgling native church, which had been isolated from Europe after the collapse of the Roman empire, was brought back under the authority of Roman Catholicism.
Now, many today might regret the loss to the church of the Celtic flavour of faith that this caused, but at the time, church unity was considered more important than insisting on an opinion. Individual Christian leaders might (and did) regret the loss, and expressed it by withdrawal to isolated communities, but there was no church schism resulting from this event.
Anyway, 'A Swarming of Bees' has this event, and the resulting shakeup of church leadership, as part of the background. But for many of the individuals who are central, the choice is not between Roman and Celtic Christianity. Rather, it is between any sort of Christianity and their continuing allegiance to the older beliefs.Read more ›
I recommend this book highly.
It is an easy read and once started you want to read it through and enjoy it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great tale which I simply could not put down. I shall definitely be reading more books by this author.Published 22 days ago by Sue Hewitt
Brilliant story that brings old Whitby to life within a good mysterious thread running throughout.Published 1 month ago by dawne1230
I found this slow to start but once past the first few chapters you are caught. The mystery is well played out and the characters as rich and detailed as the history. Read morePublished 6 months ago by KarenS
A gentle tale which I enjoyed very much, illuminating a period of history of which most of us have limited knowledge.Published 6 months ago by David Kennedy
This book is so good I couldn't put it down. It is historical but with a modern feel also it seems to draw the reader in and at times I could smell and see the things being written... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Wyn
This is an engaging murder mystery novel set during the early days of medieval history in the 7th century when the English church was deciding whether to follow Celtic or Roman... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Hopper