Pilgrim Footprints on the Sands of time
In the Middle Ages millions of faithful risked long and dangerous journeys to shrines scattered across the Christian world in order to earn indulgences for remission of sins and time spent in purgatory. These included Kings and paupers, Knights and vagabonds. The church imposed penitential pilgrimage on criminals and wrong-doers.
Set in the turbulent 12th century, King Henry clashed with the church in his attempts to exert Royal authority in England resulting in a murder that had far reaching consequences, beyond the borders of the realm
Lord and Lady FitzUrse are instructed by the King to make a pilgrimage to the tomb of St James the Greater in Spain in order to save the family after Richard FitUrse murdered Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral.
William Beaumont, a young healer who is in love with Alicia, nephew of Lady FitzUrse, is overjoyed when he is asked to accompany the family and their servants on this journey.
They face many hardships, dangers, an attempted murder and intrigue on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
What did the gypsy woman they met in Paris mean when she predicted that Alicia and William were soul mates but only meant to be together when the water carrier rose over the horizon? Who is trying to kill Sir Robert and Alicia?
One fateful night, a shocking event changes their lives forever.
This is story of blind faith, superstition, love, sacrifice, adventure and intrigue.
Author: Sylvia Nilsen