On his return to Capelburgh George Crandall starts to implement his plans to make the place plague-proof. New houses, new habits, new diets, but his time is taken up with the day-to-day tasks of a mediaeval lord: peace-keeping, justice and above all, war.
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T. S. Eliot writes the letters contained in this volume during a period of weighty responsibilities as husband and increasing demands as editor and publisher. He cultivates the support of prominent guarantors to secure the future of his periodical, The Monthly Criterion, even as he loyally looks after his wife, Vivien, now home after…
As well as a squire's wedding to arrange, George has to deal with vicious pirates, a case of rape, a dastardly witchfinder, and a wife who longs to give him a son. To placate the latter, George goes on pilgrimage to Holy Island, with results that turn his world up-side-down, but before he can fully reap the fruits of the experience the Scots invade, bringing rapine and sword to the north of England - and the lord of Capelburgh must be in at the kill with his feudal levies.