Sarum: The Novel of England - The Castle Summary & Analysis

Edward Rutherfurd
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The Castle Summary

The year is 1139. England has been conquered by the Normans in 1066 and castles were built all over the land. Stephen is now king.

Two women are quarreling when Richard de Godefroi says if they break the peace again, they will be punished. William atte Brigge has the long fingers and toes of the river people. He is angry at his wife Herleva for making a fool of him. John Shockley tells his wife that she must make peace with Herleva.

Godefroi knows the country is on the brink of a feudal civil war. He wants to travel but knows that his lord William of Sarisberie won't allow it if there is war.

Godric Body is poor and at the bottom of the feudal scale. He wants to be a shepherd and his Uncle Nicholas asks permission from Godefroi. He doesn't receive an answer. Godric is...

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