A Parliament of Spies by Cassandra Clark
A Mystery (Abbess Hildegard of Meaux)

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All the danger and intrigue of 14th-century England spring to life in this "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) series about the brave, incorruptible Abbess of Meaux.

Abbess Hildegard may consider herself  “just a nun with no useful skills or connections,” yet her loyalty and intelligence have brought her to the attention of King Richard II himself—not the safest place to be, when the king has enemies on all sides. As Hildegard wrestles with her role as a spy in the parliament that is hastily gathering at Westminster, Cassandra Clark's A Parliament of Spies shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly’s rallying cry: “Medievalists rejoice!”

 


 

About Cassandra Clark

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CASSANDRA CLARK lives in London. This is the fourth novel in her acclaimed series featuring Abbess Hildegard. Her childhood spent in Yorkshire was her inspiration for the series.
 
Published January 31, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 385 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, Hildegard (The Law of Angels, 2011, etc.) is accompanying Alexander Neville, Bishop of York, to London, where he wants her to spy on the Parliament being assembled as they await a French invasion.

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On reaching London it is feared that the French are about to attack and further plots, counterplots and rumours of plots abound.

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