New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    

The Abbess of Whitby

A Novel of Hild of Northumbria
A novel by

Chosen as handmaid to Eostre, the Saxon goddess, Hild would spend a year serving the goddess before she was wed. Her future was mapped out - until her father was murdered, and King Edwin claimed her as kin. Hild's first love was given a key command in Edwin's forces, and vanished from her life, wed to her elder sister. That same day, the court was baptised, ending the people's fertility religion and Hild's role. Life looked bleak - even more so when the husband to whom she was given was killed, along with her child. Hild resented the compulsory baptism, but became intrigued by the Iona priests, and eventually converted. Aidan, the charismatic figure who taught, and lived, a new kind of love, persuaded Hild to help spread the new faith. In thanks for a significant victory, King Oswy ordered her to found one of his new monasteries at Whitby. She would see the men she trained appointed by the Pope as missionary bishops, carrying the faith across Britain.

Similar Books by other authors...

(Light of the World Trilogy, book 1)

Nicola Griffith

The Anchoress
Robyn Cadwallader

Conn Iggulden

The Fragment
T Davis Bunn
Used availability for Jill Dalladay's The Abbess of Whitby

See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US

Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Abbess of Whitby: A Novel of Hild of Northumbria
Author(s): Jill Dalladay
ISBN: 1-78264-154-8 / 978-1-78264-154-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lion Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Abbess of Whitby: A novel of Hild of Northumbria
Author(s): Jill Dalladay
Publisher: Lion Fiction
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Search for