The 1066 From Normandy pulls into a reading room near you. This time in paper and electrons, it tells yet another tale of Brother Hermitage. That’s Chronicle no 16, which seems a little over-indulgent if I may make so bold.

This time the subject matter is taxing in the extreme; and it’s King William’s tax so Hermitage had better get things sorted out. The first thing to try and sort out is what tax is in the first place. Wat the Weaver seems to know a lot about it, perhaps a little too much.

And if tax alone wasn’t enough there’s some death to go with it; which is much more up Hermitage’s habit… now read on.

…and this time it’s taxable. William of Normandy wants his cash, what was the point of conquest otherwise? But people are out to cheat him and they must be dealt with. Step forward Brother Hermitage – now step out and deal with them. (With all the usual results.)
It’s more investigation for the most medieval of them all. Death and taxes, or taxes and death, it doesn’t really matter….

Take The 1066 From Normandy to find out more…

The Hermes Parchment flutters into the world to spread its fabrication and nonsense. Several bits are reported to be true, but this is probably vile rumour. Needless to say there is investigation, of a sort. Brother Hermitage is in the middle of it, by no design of his own, and the whole thing ends in the most ridiculous manner. Still, that’s life, really.

The Chester Chasuble, which isn’t even open to the public for another ten days, becomes Amazon No 1 Parody!

And The Bayeux Embroidery did the same thing only a few weeks ago.

Not that I approve of popularity contests, but it’s nice to win one…

Celebrations abound in the Scriptorium as the badge of Amazon no 1 Best Seller arrives in the afternoon post.

I am sure that the eleventh century nuns who made the original tapestry would be delighted.