When Sir Alan de Buxhall KG, Constable of the Tower of London to King Edward III and then Richard II, wants a “discreet” deed done he always calls in his distant relative, Geffrey ðe Wulf, the most trusted of his Household Archers.
Wulf, as he is often called, fought for Sir Alan during the knight’s years fighting in France, but in his later years Wulf has joined the Tower garrison. When not on duty at the Tower he retires to his farm at Half-Farthing near Wandsworth in Surrey. When doing dark deeds that the Constable does not want directly credited to him, Wulf is often supported by some of the other rather disreputable members of Sir Alan’s Tower garrison. However, when on a task such as rescuing a fellow Lollard, the infamous John Ball, from the clutches of the Archbishop of Canterbury, he prefers to have his young nephew Gareth Robertson as his companion.
So slip into the – at times murky and violent – world of Medieval England, where prisoners escape from the Tower of London, bows mysteriously break, and an upstart warlord wants to blackmail members of the French King’s court.
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About the Author
G'day, At the age of seven I asked my mother about King Richard the Lion Heart. Her response was to give me an historical text book she was reading on the subject and tell him to find out for myself! From then on I have been addicted to English history. After leaving school, where the history topics I studied were dictated by my need to pass exams, I concentrated my efforts on the 17th century, with especial interest in the Civil War and Cromwell's Protectorate. However, in the mid '90's I changed direction and began studying Anglo-Saxon history. Since then the Hundred Years War, in particular the events in the reigns of Edward III and Richard II have caught my interest. As a result of this I am now involved with the SCA Canton of Cluain, Barony of Ildhafn, Kingdom of Lochac. I have more than one persona, but my usual one is that of a yeoman archer in the retinue of Sir Allan de Buxhall, KG, Constable of the Tower of London. I run my own Household within the Barony - The Wulfings. Until Government cut backs I regularly acted as a guest lecturer for the Waikato University covering English history topics from the coming of the English to the Restoration. Whilst I spent most of my early career in telecommunications, I later joined the University of Waikato running an experimental ‘virtual’ unit providing education in technology management and innovation. After leaving the University I worked on various technology related contracts but am now retired. I am active Christian and attend the Te Awamutu Bible Chapel. For many years I have been involved in youth work for the church. Born in England, my wife and I moved to New Zealand in 1969. We have three sons and five grandchildren. We live on a large section with lots of trees and flowers and spend a lot of our time working in the garden. Naturally, as an archer, I have an archery butt at the bottom of the grounds.