Since 1996 Val Morgan has been teaching and lecturing at Essex University and has published various articles for academic journals.
For relaxation she loves to walk the lanes and fields of the Essex/Suffolk border, near where she lives. The idea for this story was born on one such walk, at Mount Bures in Essex, at the motte and bailey earthwork which rises beside the village church; a landscape deeply attached to the earthiness of history: buried ancestors, roots, foundations, vestiges, remains, and all those things mysteriously known by loss and longing.
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The Domesday Murders
by Val Morgan
In 1086, a year of lightning strikes and storms, William the Conqueror launches the most ambitious project of his reign, sometimes called the Great Description of all England. One night they come to the castle of Lord Robert and set in train a series of turbulent events.
But who are they and what do they really want?
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