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I'd love to own Newstead, partly because it belonged to Lord Byron, but also to try to uncover what dark secrets really lie beneath. ---->>>

In 1255, Louis IX of France presented an elephant to Henry III of England to add to the menagerie of exotic animals he kept in the Tower of London. ---->>>

People are willing to do the most appalling things to another person for the sake of imposing a religious belief. ---->>>

We forget how bawdy and brutal the Middle Ages were. ---->>>

In the Middle Ages, I think the French kings murdered slightly fewer of their family members than the English kings, though I haven't actually counted the heads. ---->>>

People sense that our reaction to phenomena such as epidemics or religious war is not that different to how we reacted to plagues or to battles a millennia ago. ---->>>

The English king's power was curbed by Parliament, though that wasn't always a good thing, as politicians often behave no better than monarchs - there are just more of them. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Author

Karen Maitland (born 1956, in England) is a British author of medieval thriller fiction. Maitland has an honours degree in Human Communication and doctorate in Psycholinguistics. Her works include The White Room published in 1996 by Yorkshire Art Circus; Company of Liars published in 2008 by Delacorte Press; and The Owl Killers, published in 2009 by Michael Joseph (wikipedia)