Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval by Eric Jager

By Eric Jager

A riveting actual tale of homicide and detection in 15th-century Paris, via some of the most excellent medievalists of his generation.

On a cold November evening in 1407, Louis of Orleans used to be murdered by way of a band of masked males. The crime surprised and paralyzed France for the reason that Louis had frequently governed in preference to his brother King Charles, who had long past mad. As panic seized Paris, an research started. liable was once the Provost of Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the city's leader legislation enforcement officer--and one among history's first detectives. As de Tignonville started to examine, he learned that his hunt for the reality was once even more harmful than he ever may have imagined.

A wealthy portrait of a far off international, BLOOD ROYAL is a gripping tale of conspiracy, crime and an more and more determined hunt for the reality. And in Guillaume de Tignonville, we've an unforgettable detective for the a long time, a vintage gumshoe for a cobblestoned period.

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I suspeded that it might have been a hippodrome, a xystus or paradromides, a promenade or avenue with wide open porticos, or the location of a temporary canal. On this piazza, ten paces from its beginning toward the door, I saw a prodigious horse like a winged steed, made of bronze with its wings spread and of excessive size. One of its hooves covered a circle five feet in diameter on the surface of the base, and from this circle at the bottom of the hoof up to where the chest began, I found to be nine feet.

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ING COLOSSUS, AN ELEPHANT, AND ESPECIALLY AN ELEGANT PORTAL. AM FULLY JUSTIFIED IN SAYING THAT nothing like these magnificent works has ever been thought of or seen by the eye of man in the whole wide world. I can state with confidence that human knowl.. edge, together with the greatest talent and capacity, could not attain such audacity in the art and artifice of building, nor even think of it. 11fort from the grasp of my memory. As I marvelled at it and examined carefully every part of the beautiful 30 [b4] complex, examining these excellent and noble statues made from virgin stone, my emotions were suddenly so warmly aroused that I gave forth a sobbing sigh.

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