The Medieval Murderers

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1154, Oseney Priory, Oxford. When the first performance of The Play of Adamends in tragedy, the author is compelled to pen a grim warning for the generations that follow: 'BEWARE THE SINS OF ENVY AND VAINGLORY, ELSE FOUL MURDER ENDS YOUR STORY' But his words are not heeded, and as the play is performed in many guises throughout the ages, bad luck seems to follow after those involved in its production. When a snow storm diverts two disparate parties of travellers to the busy market town of...

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January 19, 2012

Carmarthen in the 1190s: a snapshot in time

Writersare always being told to keep to what they know, so I decided to set myMedieval Murderers novellas in Carmarthen, thenearest town to where I live – a much-loved place, and one with plenty ofhistory and interest. However, modern Carmarthenwith its shops, cars and bustle, is very different to how it would have been inthe late twelfth century, the time I chose for the stories, so I had to goabout finding out what it was like.

Thefirst stage was just to wander, which is something I did (and still do) for... see more