Knight's Acre Author:Norah Lofts Sir Godfrey Tallboys broods in his half-finished castle on the unhorsing that shattered his knee and seems to have finished his jousting career. The raw, timbered manor he has built for his Lady Sybilla is bare of furniture, and the fields tended by his freeman show little promise. But an invitation to the tournament of a vastly rich Spanish cou... more »nt restores his spirits, and Sir Godfrey sets off on an adventure that will consume six years of his life and forge a thoughtful man out of a feckless knight.
Left behind at Knight's Acre, Lady Sybilla fends for herself in a world that offers small rest or comfort for a woman come to believe her husband is dead.
And then one day, Godfrey Tallboys returns-his children grown, his wife aged-and a wild young beauty riding beside him: and out of the deepest part of three hearts an extraordinary triumph of love.
Norah Lofts sets her moving novel in the England and Spain of the Moors and the Crusades, evoking the hard and often gruesome truths of that time, with her precise, historical imagination.« less