…cities is York. I’ve just made a flying visit there to talk to some intrepid Americans from the Smithsonian at the stunning Treasurer’s House near the Minster. They asked some terrific questions and it was a real delight to find they’d started reading the Hildegard series. Yes, I expect her to go on for some time yet. I hope the sixth book, The Butcher of Avignon, will not disappoint.
The seventh is already taking shape, its possible title: The Scandal of the Skulls.
Hildegard returns to England but while she’s been in Avignon Woodstock and Arundel have butchered most of King Richard’s closest advisors. An encounter with someone from the past sets Hildgard on a collision course with the king’s enemies…
It was a trip to Salisbury to climb the famous steeple there that showed me what happens next.