History Literature / SisterFidelma

4th Nov '17 10:12:17 PM DustSnitch
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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 DarkAgeEurope 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 DarkAgeEurope with her friend, [[spoiler: later husband]] husband the Saxon Brother Eadulf, former gerefa (magistrate) of Seaxmund's Ham (modern Saxmundham, Suffolk).



* BadassPrincess: Unarmed religious were trained in an obscure martial art to protect them during their travels. More than once Fidelma uses this art to subdue armed attackers with her bare hands.


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* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: Unarmed religious were trained in an obscure martial art to protect them during their travels. More than once Fidelma uses this art to subdue armed attackers with her bare hands.
11th Oct '16 10:30:50 AM AgProv
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8 FootnoteFever: averted. things other authors might bung in as explanatory footnotes often end up in the main text. See ShownTheirWork below.

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8 * FootnoteFever: averted. things other authors might bung in as explanatory footnotes often end up in the main text. See ShownTheirWork below.
11th Oct '16 10:30:20 AM AgProv
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8 FootnoteFever: averted. things other authors might bung in as explanatory footnotes often end up in the main text. See ShownTheirWork below.
11th Oct '16 10:28:14 AM AgProv
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* ShownTheirWork: Tremayne's lengthy expositions often read like a university-level dissertation in all aspects of Irish language and culture in the tenth century. He is at pains to explain obscure points of language or law in the text where other authors might employ footnotes.
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).
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