The Summer of the Danes Author:Ellis Peters The Eighteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, at Shrewsbury. In the summer of 1144, a strange calm has settled over England - almost a peace. For several months there has been little actual fighting between the forces of King Stephen and those of Empress Maud, the two royal cousins contendin... more »g for the throne.
On the whole, Brother Cadfael considers it a blessing to live in these peaceful times. Still, a little excitement - and dome time spent outside the abbey walls - is always welcome. Cadfael is delighted when he is called upon to carry out a mission of church diplomacy to his native Wales.« less