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Prince Edward’s Warrant

Prince Edward’s Warrant

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1372: A novel regarding the kinds of medicine practiced in the days where poison seemed to be all the rage…

  • ISBN: 978-1782642626
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

Master Hugh won the Black Prince’s favour when he helped ease the prince’s illness. Now, in the autumn of 1372, the prince is suffering a relapse and sends to Bampton for Master Hugh to attend him. While at dinner in Kennington Palace, Sir Giles, the knight who escorted Hugh to London, is stricken and dies. Poison! Sir Giles is not popular, and there are many who would gladly see the fellow done away with… except for Prince Edward. The Black Prince feels a debt to the slain man because of his heroic behaviour at the Battle of Crecy, where the knight stood firm with the prince when the fight seemed of uncertain outcome. Despite caring little for Sir Giles, Master Hugh must once again place himself in jeopardy and seek to uncover the perpetrator of the crime…

Travel Guide

Authors on location

Bampton, Oxfordshire

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Bampton is little changed since the fourteenth century, when it was known as the Church of St. Beornwald.


Stokenchurch is located at junction 5 of the M-40 Motorway, in the Chiltern Hills.  The medieval road Master Hugh would have traveled to the village is now a bridleway called Collier’s Lane.  The parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul, has a Norman west tower.

St. Bartholomew’s, London

In the medieval period it had a reputation for curing ills and was often filled with the sick, especially on St. Bartholomew’s Day, 24 August.  The priory was severely damaged at the dissolution of the monasteries and mostly demolished in 1543.

Aldersgate, London

A modern roundabout is now at the site of the medieval gate in the city wall.  The area was heavily damaged during WW II.  Aldersgate St. is the approximate location of the Moravian Church where in 1738 John Wesley  “Felt my heart strangely warmed” while listening to a reading of the Book of Romans.

St. Magnus’ Church is located, as it was in the fourteenth century, at the north end of London Bridge

The Shambles and Greyfriars Church were at the approximate location of the present King Edward St.  This was the butchers’ and tanners’ area of London.

The suburban village of Hornsey is located a little more than six miles north of Charing Cross.  A thirteenth century tower is all that remains of St. Mary’s Church.

Kennington Palace was located in what is now the London borough of Lambeth.  It was located in the triangle formed by Kennington Lane, Sancroft St., and Cardigan St.  Most of the palace was dismantled in 1531 by Henry VIII and the materials used in the construction of Whitehall Palace.  Many of the Kennington Palace buildings were located during excavations of the site in 1965-68.

Streetview Maps

A) England - Oxfordshire - Bampton - St Mary's C Of E Church
F) England - London - King Edward St

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Prince Edward’s Warrant

Destination : Oxfordshire, London  Author/Guide: Mel Starr  Departure Time: 1372

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