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

Edward Rutherfurd
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The Founding Summary

The year is 1244 and the city of New Salisbury is being built. After the reign of Stephen, medieval England is prosperous and great cathedrals are built. Canon Stephen Portehor is overseeing the construction of the cathedral at New Salisbury. Osmund is one of the masons working on the structure and is a descendant of Godric Body.

William atte Brigge is on the brink of ruin. He is selling his goods from a cart in the new city. Alan le Portier, the aulrager, is also there and tells him that he can't sell his cloth there. Edward Shockley is a well-to-do merchant with a cloth business in the new city. Aaron of Wilton is a Jewish money lender in the city and makes loans to Shockley and Jocelin de Godefroi to build a mill.

Both Church and state need each other at this time. The king...

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