History Literature / SisterFidelma

24th Sep '16 12:32:52 AM freyalorelei
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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Della, one of Fidelma's closest friends, is a former ''be-taid'', or prostitute.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Della, one of Fidelma's closest friends, is a former ''be-taid'', ''be-taide'', or prostitute.
24th Sep '16 12:32:06 AM freyalorelei
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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Della, one of Fidelma's closest friends, is a former ''be-taid'', or prostitute.
23rd Sep '16 3:59:30 PM freyalorelei
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* WouldHurtaChild: In ''Suffer Little Children'' an orphanage is burned down as part of a complicated plot to murder the heirs to the throne.

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* WouldHurtaChild: WouldHurtAChild: In ''Suffer Little Children'' an orphanage is burned down as part of a complicated plot to murder the heirs to the throne.
23rd Sep '16 3:57:46 PM freyalorelei
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* WouldHurtaChild: In ''Suffer Little Children'' an orphanage is burned down as part of a complicated plot to murder the heirs to the throne.
21st Sep '16 6:33:28 PM ecuvulle6267
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* TheLowMiddleAges: Set in 7th century Ireland.
12th Aug '16 1:55:52 PM freyalorelei
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Series of historical mysteries by British historian Peter Beresford Ellis under the pen name of Peter Tremayne. Sister Fidelma of Cashel is a 7th-century Irish religiuse, educated at the abbey of Kildare. Also sister to King Colgu of Muman (modern Munster), and a trained dalaigh, or lawyer, Fidelma travels Dark-Ages Europe with her friend, [[spoiler: later husband]] the Saxon Brother Eadulf, former gerefa (magistrate) of Seaxmund's Ham (modern Saxmundham, Suffolk).

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Series of historical mysteries by British historian Peter Beresford Ellis under the pen name of Peter Tremayne. Sister Fidelma of Cashel is a 7th-century Irish religiuse, educated at the abbey of Kildare. Also sister to King Colgu of Muman (modern Munster), and a trained dalaigh, or lawyer, Fidelma travels Dark-Ages Europe DarkAgeEurope with her friend, [[spoiler: later husband]] the Saxon Brother Eadulf, former gerefa (magistrate) of Seaxmund's Ham (modern Saxmundham, Suffolk).
12th Aug '16 1:45:36 PM freyalorelei
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*FieryRedhead: Fidelma has red hair, and acknowledges her quick temper can be a weakness.
6th Nov '15 8:20:27 PM JenBurdoo
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* ElectiveMonarchy: The Irish system of tanistry comes up frequently.
6th Nov '15 8:15:54 PM JenBurdoo
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* AlwaysMurder: At least three in every novel.

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* AlwaysMurder: [[NeverOneMurder At least three three]] in every novel.
24th Jul '15 3:42:11 PM AgProv
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted every which way; while what will become Catholicism is recognizable, there are undercurrents of conflict both within it (even the Pope, while disapproving, didn't technically outlaw coed houses at the time) and between it and Celtic Christianity (different methods of crossing oneself, different tonsures, different ''official'' attitudes towards women). Other, more exotic varieties of Christianity also appear, such as Ethiopian.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted every which way; while what will become Catholicism is recognizable, there are undercurrents of conflict both within it (even the Pope, while disapproving, didn't technically outlaw coed co-ed houses at the time) and between it and Celtic Christianity (different methods of crossing oneself, different tonsures, different ''official'' attitudes towards women). Other, more exotic varieties of Christianity also appear, such as Ethiopian.
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