History Literature / BrotherCadfael

21st Sep '16 9:10:39 PM PaulA
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* {{Expy}}: Before creating Brother Cadfael, Peters experimented with a very similar character in Swami Premanathanand, a modern Hindu holy man who acts as the main detective in two books in the ''Literature/FelseInvestigates'' series.
21st Sep '16 6:32:13 PM ecuvulle6267
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* TheLowMiddleAges: (Technically TheHighMiddleAges, since it's set during the reign of King Stephen, almost a century after 1066 - but since King Stephen's "reign" was one long civil war, Cadfael ''feels'' like the "Dark Ages" rather than the age of chivalry and courtly love.)
5th Aug '16 2:17:41 AM LondonKdS
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* {{Expy}}: Before creating Brother Cadfael, Peters experimented with a very similar character in Swami Premanathanand, a modern Hindu holy man who acts as the main detective in two books in the ''Literature/FelseInvestigates'' series.
16th Apr '16 2:53:35 PM Sharlee
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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Everyone in ''The Potter's Field'' goes out of their way to conceal what's going on from Donata, not wanting to burden her when she's so ill. [[spoiler: This turns out to be the ''worst'' course of action they could take, as she's the only one alive who knew the truth about the buried woman's death and could exonerate all the suspects in one go.]]
15th Apr '16 10:39:05 PM Sharlee
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* GoodShepherd: Many characters in the books, but special mention goes to Brother Mark, who despite his youth and hard upbringing freely administers to lepers and criminals, and in Cadfael's opinion has the makings of a saint. Both Abbots Heribert and Radulfus, Brother Paul who takes care of the novices, and the late Father Adam all show strong shades of this, and of course Cadfael himself works hard to bring in lambs led astray, in his own slightly unorthodox way.

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* GoodShepherd: Many characters in the books, but special mention goes to Brother Mark, who despite his youth and hard upbringing freely administers to lepers and criminals, and in Cadfael's opinion has the makings of a saint. Both Abbots Heribert and Radulfus, Brother Paul who takes care of the novices, and the late Father Adam all show strong shades of this, and of course Cadfael himself works hard to bring in lambs led astray, in his own slightly unorthodox way. Even Oswin shows signs of becoming this once he matures out of his carelessness and switches from being Cadfael's helper to manning the hospital.
13th Apr '16 4:28:39 PM PaulA
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* AerithAndBob: Due to era-appropriate naming conventions, many names still in use like Stephen, Robert or Constance appear alongside archaic ones like Fulke, Godith, and Torold. Also applies for many Welsh or Norse names that stand out among English ones, and some (including Cadfael's own) that were obscure even in the 12th century.
13th Apr '16 6:18:28 AM Sharlee
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* AerithAndBob: Due to era-appropriate naming conventions, many still-commonplace names like Stephen, Robert or Constance appear alongside archaic ones like Fulke, Godith, and Torold. Also applies for many Welsh or Norse names that stand out among English ones, and some (including Cadfael's own) that were obscure even in the 12th century.

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* AerithAndBob: Due to era-appropriate naming conventions, many still-commonplace names still in use like Stephen, Robert or Constance appear alongside archaic ones like Fulke, Godith, and Torold. Also applies for many Welsh or Norse names that stand out among English ones, and some (including Cadfael's own) that were obscure even in the 12th century.
13th Apr '16 6:17:55 AM Sharlee
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* AerithAndBob: Due to era-appropriate naming conventions, as still-commonplace names like Stephen, Robert or Constance appear alongside archaic ones like Fulke, Godith, and Torold. Also applies for many Welsh or Norse names that stand out among English ones, and some (including Cadfael's own) that were obscure even in the 12th century.

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* AerithAndBob: Due to era-appropriate naming conventions, as many still-commonplace names like Stephen, Robert or Constance appear alongside archaic ones like Fulke, Godith, and Torold. Also applies for many Welsh or Norse names that stand out among English ones, and some (including Cadfael's own) that were obscure even in the 12th century.
13th Apr '16 6:17:34 AM Sharlee
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* AerithAndBob: Due to era-appropriate naming conventions, as still-commonplace names like Stephen, Robert or Constance appear alongside archaic ones like Fulke, Godith, and Torold. Also applies for many Welsh or Norse names that stand out among English ones, and some (including Cadfael's own) that were obscure even in the 12th century.
13th Apr '16 6:06:12 AM Sharlee
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* TheExoticDetective: Cadfael, as a cloistered monk in a time period before the development of many of the key elements of modern law and order, is not the usual sort of character to be a ficitional detective.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first novel is mostly set far from Shrewsbury and is less of a straight-up mystery than a political drama with a murder in it.
* TheExoticDetective: Cadfael, as a cloistered monk in a time period before the development of many of the key elements of modern law and order, is not the usual sort of character to be a ficitional fictional detective.
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