Brother Cadfael, a Crusader-turned-Benedictine-monk, is among those who tend to the bodies of an executed garrison. But when he finds one more body than should be there, he winds up in a mystery involving an heiress masquerading as a boy and two knights campaigning for the same maiden.
Did You Know?
At the end of the story, Hugh Beringar refers to Cadfael as "a rare Benedictine". "A Rare Benedictine" is the title of Ellis Peters' (Edith Pargeter) three story collection covering Cadfael's transition from soldiering to the monastic life. See more
(at around 55 mins) Godith rides away side-saddle. The side-saddle was invented in the 14th century. Before that, women rode pillion (a padded seat behind a male rider) or on a similarly equipped horse behind a servant leading the horse. The side-saddle was created to allow women to ride themselves. (Of course, out of the public view, many women just rode astride no matter what period in history.) See more
We deal with what is. Leave what might have been to eyes that can see it plainly.
And none see plainer than yours.
Although the first season of this series was 1994, the credits for these episodes mistakenly say MCMLXIV, which is 1964. It should be MCMXCIV for 1994. See more