The Abbess of Whitby Paperback

A Novel of Hild of Northumbria

by Jill Dalladay;

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The Abbess of Whitby

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Chosen as handmaid to Eostre, the Saxon goddess, Hild would spend a year serving the goddess before she was wed. Her future was mapped out - until her father was murdered, and King Edwin claimed her as kin.

Hild's first love was given a key command in Edwin's forces, and vanished from her life, wed to her elder sister. That same day, the court was baptised, ending the people's fertility religion and Hild's role. Life looked bleak - even more so when the husband to whom she was given was killed, along with her child. Hild resented the compulsory baptism, but became intrigued by the Iona priests, and eventually converted.

Aidan, the charismatic figure who taught, and lived, a new kind of love, persuaded Hild to help spread the new faith. In thanks for a significant victory, King Oswy ordered her to found one of his new monasteries at Whitby. She would see the men she trained appointed by the Pope as missionary bishops, carrying the faith across Britain.

The Abbess of Whitby by Jill Dalladay was published by Lion Hudson Plc in August 2015 and is our 18026th best seller. The ISBN for The Abbess of Whitby is 9781782641544.

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Details for The Abbess of Whitby

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson Plc (August 2015)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages352
Thickness25 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4317653
Page last updated 14th April 2018
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