"Outstanding...a tale compounded of romance, stirring adventure,
and subtle psychological insight."
Henry Bolingbroke knows that he should be king of England. It's
his God-given destiny, and the young Richard II had no right to
banish him and claim the throne. With the help of the powerful
lords of Northumberland, especially Harry "Hotspur" Percy, Henry
triumphantly overthrows Richard and imprisons him.
But the thrill of becoming Henry IV of England fades as trouble
brews in Wales. Rebellion is in the air, and the question of how
Richard II really died lingers, poisoning the court.
Henry IV will need all his strength to defend the crown, but the
relationships between the king, Hotspur, and the king's son Prince
Hal contain the seeds of their own destruction. The king's powerful
enemies are poised to pounce as the three men are drawn to bloody
collision some two miles from Shrewsbury. Filled with the glorious
historical detail that fans of Edith Pargeter have come to expect,
A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury is a skillful tapestry of the
feuds, loves, and triumphs of Henry IV.
"Chivalry, treachery, conflict of loyalties...are the rich
threads in the tapestry...the clash of wills is as stirring as the
clash of steel."
"A vivid portrait of Hotspur...one of the last knights-errant of