John Waterhouse – Playwright and Author

The tale of Tom Chaney

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Tom Chaney, the illegitimate son of a manor lord is working as a lay brother at a
priory when he finds himself caught up the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381. Having had no
choice but to side with Henry le Despenser, the fighting Bishop of Norwich’ and
is soon off on a Holy Crusade to Flanders where the invading French King is
supporting a rival pope.

Tom eventually gets to London and after escaping a forced marriage to a she-wolf,
finds work in the merchant guild quarter. Things go well until Tom finds himself
initiated into the secret order of the Knights Templar. Tom is soon off on another
crusade but this time with more than he bargained for.

England in the late fourteenth century