Sheriff and Priest

In 12th Century East Anglia, poor Saxons stay poor. It takes an exceptional one to win Henry II's friendship, and to become High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Falling foul of the King's relationship with a'Becket, he is excommunicated 3 times, twice by a'Becket, and once by the Pope. That, and his love for Ida, guarantees him hell, unless he does something spectacular in the way of penance... More

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About Nicky Moxey

I live in the middle of rural Suffolk, UK, with a slinky black cat who's far too clever for her own good.

In my spare time, I'm an amateur historian/archaeologist, and in non-work daylight hours am usually out on a field somewhere with a metal detector and/or a trowel. I've added quite a few things to the Heritage England Record and the Portable Antiquities Scheme; but what really fascinates me is the stories behind the artefacts.

My first historical novel is about the story of a local boy made good - Wimer the Chaplain was born in Dodnash in Suffolk of a poor Saxon family, but made it to be a confidant of Henry ll, holding down the job of High Sheriff for all Norfolk and Suffolk. Then he gave it all up and came home to found a Priory... finding the original site of that Priory (not where it's shown on the map) is still one of my proudest discoveries.

I also have a series of short stories about Henry Baker, a boy who finds a magic pencil on the way to school - I have no idea where these come from, but I enjoy writing them :)

I hope you find as much pleasure in my books as I get from creating them. I've added my Twitter account so you can contact me; I also have a Facebook page under my name.

Thanks for reading!
Nicky.

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