The Potter's Field Author:Ellis Peters In October of 1142, a local landlord makes a present of the Potter's Field to the local clergy. this substantial meadow, previously owned by a potter named Ruald and his lovely young wife, is transferred to the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul in August of 1143. Shortly afterward the Benedictine monks begin to plow it. — The Plow tur... more »ns up the long raven tresses of a young woman, dead a year or more; even Brother Cadfael, herbalist and student of medicine, cannot say how long.
The body brings with it complex and delicate problems for In the Seventeeth Chronicle of Brother Cadfaer the medieval scholarship is everywhere present, but it is the plot that dominates--an intricate mystery with a most sensational and unexpected outcome.« less