- Title: Flambard's Confession
- Author: Marilyn Durham
- ISBN: 9780151314539
- Page: 346
- Format: Hardcover
Set at a time of great violence, danger, loyalty and deceit, FLAMBARD S CONFESSION is a novel at the heart of which is William II, son of William the Conqueror, and his chaplain, Ranulph Flambard Ranulph was born the son of a poor priest and a woman rumoured to be a witch, and yet rose to become a priest and the most infamous prince of tax collectors This fascinating nSet at a time of great violence, danger, loyalty and deceit, FLAMBARD S CONFESSION is a novel at the heart of which is William II, son of William the Conqueror, and his chaplain, Ranulph Flambard Ranulph was born the son of a poor priest and a woman rumoured to be a witch, and yet rose to become a priest and the most infamous prince of tax collectors This fascinating novel weaves the thin threads of history into a vibrant tapestry of adventure centred upon the dramatic lives of two notorious men at the centre of power description
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Marilyn Durham was an Ohio housewife who liked to read westerns. One evening, she put down her book and told her husband, "I can do better than this." Unlike nearly all the people who say this, and whose self-published mysteries and vampire tales clog the servers, she really could do better, a lot better. Her first book was The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, a novel that IMO bears comparison with other genre expanding novels like Lonesome Dove and Blood Meridian. It was made into a mediocre film wit [...]
The beginning of the book has a hint of homosexuality--a note found in a box belonging to Ranulph, the main character. As I read on, there were more mentions of homosexual relations/longings between religious men. It seems many of the characters in the cloister are homosexual, including the big kahuna! Interestingly, the writer found so much detail on his sexual appetites, yet, the exact date of Ranulph's birth is still not known For some reason I cannot understand, it seems modern writers belie [...]
loved the setting, in the 11th century. Kings and kingdoms and the battles that were waged. Flambart tells his lifes story of events. He is close to the King and has become his Priest. Though Flambart is far from perfect, and is constantly reminded of it through his fellow priests. I don't want to spoil it for you so I won't go in to much more detail. I did get lost in all the legalistic matters of War, and the language of the 11th century kept me guessing "what does this mean"? er go 4 stars. T [...]
What a fascinating way to get into a historical novel used by Marilyn Durham. And, then when she gets into it it is a great read. Those folks who like historical novels will love this one because it is so interesting. The main character lives and breaths on the pages of the book.J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" and soon to be released "Wesley's Wars"
Not read completely, but due at library. Maybe someday I'll finish. Interesting, but tooooo long; could have been cut down about half. We didn't need every second of Flambard's life. Book finally got painful to read and became a slog; I was sinking deeper in the quicksand
A hard slog through a very long book, but worth it. Great way to learn more about history and politics during the time of William II and told through the voice of Ranulph Flambard, the infamous tax collector and advisor.
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