Harry Bone-Thief

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How can a boy outwit a king?

King Henry must have an heir. That means he must have a new wife. And for that he needs the backing of the Church. But the king is prepared to do this without their support and will defy the Pope. Even St Thomas Becket, lying buried in Canterbury cathedral for over three hundred years, must be removed. And anyone who tries to stand in the king’s way will pay a terrible price.

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How can a boy outwit a king?

King Henry must have an heir. That means he must have a new wife. And for that he needs the backing of the Church. But the king is prepared to do this without their support and will defy the Pope. Even St Thomas Becket, lying buried in Canterbury cathedral for over three hundred years, must be removed. And anyone who tries to stand in the king’s way will pay a terrible price.

Harry must save the saint’s remains from being destroyed – but how? A spellbinding tale of a young boy’s courage and determination

About the Author

Jan Shirley is a medieval French historian and translator who was educated at the King’s School, Canterbury. She is also the author of The Road to Stonehenge. Jan Shirley now lives in Cumbria.