By Keith Souter
It truly is 1322 and Sir Richard Lee, Sergeant-at-Law, has been despatched to Sandal fortress via King Edward II to preside over the court docket of the Manor of Wakefield. inside of hours of his arrival, Sir Richard and his assistant Hubert of Loxley are compelled to enquire a vicious rape and a cold-blooded homicide. but because the township prepares for the imminent Wakefield secret performs, the strangest case of all is introduced earlier than him. The Pardoner, Albin of Rouncivale, throws himself upon the mercy of the courtroom and confesses to against the law that everybody believed have been devoted by way of the outlaw Robin Hood. Sir Richard needs to flow fast to find the reality: the steadiness of the world and certainly the crown itself may possibly depend on it.