History Literature / BrotherCadfael

18th Feb '18 3:23:32 AM BoggleMeBrainCells
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* TheHighMiddleAges: Set in the mid 12th century during the civil war between King Stephen and Empress Maude.



* 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.)
11th Feb '18 7:38:27 PM nombretomado
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* {{Patronymic}}: When introducing himself in Wales, Cadfael uses two levels of patronymics: Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd.
5th Feb '18 8:37:54 PM Teakay
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* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Father and son William and Edward Rede in the short story "Eye Witness," who quarrel and bicker but [[ThickerThanWater ferociously defend each other against outsiders' criticism]]. [[spoiler:The man who robs and attempts to murder William makes the mistake of assuming Eddi ''genuinely'' wanted him dead, and offers him a cut of the loot for his complicity]].
4th Feb '18 10:19:25 AM john_e
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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: The response of Rhisiart in ''A Morbid Taste For Bones'', when Prior Robert offers him money for his support in exhuming St Winifred's body.[[note]]In the account written by the historical Prior Robert, he admits to using bribery to obtain cooperation from the locals[[/note]]
3rd Feb '18 12:28:57 PM john_e
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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: How Cadfael decides that the prime suspect (the victim's stepson) in ''Monk's Hood'' is innocent; Cadfael implies that the murder was a stabbing rather than a poisoning, and the boy doesn't spot the deliberate mistake.
6th Jan '18 12:54:53 PM john_e
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* MeaningfulName: Surnames being relatively new at that point in history, a lot of characters have surnames that still match their family's profession: Edric Flesher is a butcher, Turstan Fowler is a falconer, and so on.
13th Nov '17 8:30:22 PM PaulA
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* [[spoiler: PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo]]: The truth behind ''The Potter's Field''.

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* [[spoiler: PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo]]: The PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: [[spoiler:The truth behind ''The Potter's Field''.]]
23rd Oct '17 12:54:12 PM Sharlee
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* ChekhovsSkill: Liliwin's training as a {{Contortionist}} in ''The Sanctuary Sparrow'', which allow him to worm his way into a narrow barn air-vent and rescue Rannilt.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Liliwin's training as a {{Contortionist}} in ''The Sanctuary Sparrow'', which allow him to worm his way into a narrow barn air-vent air-hatch and rescue Rannilt.
23rd Oct '17 12:53:36 PM Sharlee
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* ChekhovsSkill: Liliwin's training as TheContortionist in ''The Sanctuary Sparrow''.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Liliwin's training as TheContortionist a {{Contortionist}} in ''The Sanctuary Sparrow''.Sparrow'', which allow him to worm his way into a narrow barn air-vent and rescue Rannilt.
23rd Oct '17 12:51:48 PM Sharlee
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* ChekhovsSkill: Liliwin's training as TheContortionist in ''The Sanctuary Sparrow''.
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