In the late autumn of 1482 there is great excitement among Matthew and his friends because Duke Richard has decided that there will be a boar hunt – and despite the dangers, his little son Edward will be allowed to go. And accompanying him will be Matthew, Alys and Roger.
Boars have been damaging the orchards and gardens of Jervaulx Abbey, just a few miles from Middleham, and the Duke’s party sets off in high spirits for the hunt. But the day doesn’t go quite as planned, leading the four friends into a terrifying adventure…
Jervaulx was destroyed 50 years later during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries. Today it is a beautiful peaceful ruin, almost nothing left of the church or chapter house, but home to a stunning selection of wild flowers.


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A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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