Behind the paupers marched the throng of officers of the imperial house . ... knights of the order , Philip II walked slowly , dressed in a long , black - hooded robe , like that worn by the paupers , the Golden Fleece on his breast .
Author: Claude-Henri Rocquet
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This historical novel examines the life of the sixteenth century artist, and looks at the events of that time
ALSO BY MARGARET DICKINSON Plough the Furrow Sow the Seed Reap the Harvest The Millers Daughter Chaff upon theWind The Fisher Lass The Tulip Girl The River Folk Tangled Threads Twisted Strands Red Sky in the Morning Paupers Gold Wish Me ...
Author: Margaret Dickinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Without Sin is Margaret Dickinson's spirited historical saga of a passionate young woman who learns to fight for her own survival in a cruel world. Meg Kirkland fears her impudent tongue has caused her father's dismissal from his job and forced her whole family from their home on Middleditch Farm. Worse still, her father abandons them outside the workhouse, leaving Meg to care for her devastated mother, Sarah, and little brother as tragedy continues to haunt the family. Isaac Pendleton, Master of the workhouse, rules the lives of all those within its walls but when Sarah becomes his latest mistress, Meg is disgusted. Her loyal friend, Jake, born and bred in the workhouse, has a maturity and understanding beyond his years. Yet it is Meg's fiery independence that encourages Jake to leave the workhouse and seek employment on Middleditch Farm. His future is assured, but who will take care of Meg? The pretty, vivacious girl, once so innocent, becomes a calculating and manipulative young woman who will stop at nothing to get her own way even if it means betraying those she has loved. Without Sin is followed by Wish Me Luck, a heartfelt wartime romance.