A Plague on Both Your Houses
A Plague on Both Your Houses introduces physician Matthew Bartholomew, whose unorthodox but effective treatment of his patients frequently draws accusations of heresy from his more traditional colleagues. Besides his practice, Bartholomew teaches medicine at Michaelhouse, part of the fledgling... show more
A Plague on Both Your Houses introduces physician Matthew Bartholomew, whose unorthodox but effective treatment of his patients frequently draws accusations of heresy from his more traditional colleagues. Besides his practice, Bartholomew teaches medicine at Michaelhouse, part of the fledgling University of Cambridge. In 1348, the inhabitants of Cambridge live under the shadow of a terrible pestilence that has ravaged Europe and is traveling relentlessly towards England. Bartholomew, however, is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse, a death University authorities do not want investigated. His pursuit of the truth leads him into a complex tangle of lies and intrigue that forces him to question the innocence of his closest friends, even his family. And then the Black Death finally arrives.
Publish date: June 1st 2003
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 406
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, 14th Century
Series: Matthew Bartholomew (#1)
After finishing this novel, I felt like I had really read two separate novels. It seemed like there was a novel about the plague and a novel about the murders at Michaelhouse. I understand the plague was a big deal in the world at the time of the events of this novel but the way the writer included ...
This was a book that had been recommended to me by several people as I lamented the fact that I had run out of Shardlake books to read. Some elements of Gregory's writing were reminiscent of Sansom's, even if I didn't feel quite the affection for Matthew Bartholomew as I did for Matthew Shardlake.Ba...
This shows promise. I have a sneaking suspicion that if I knew more about Cambridge and how it works that I would understand if I had attended either Oxford or Cambridge but honestly I sometimes felt a little lost occasionally in the discussion of houses and how the colleges came to be. Our hero, ...
First in the series set in the fledging university of Cambridge. Matthew Bartholomew is a doctor and teacher in the University at the time of the plague. There have been a series of unsettling deaths in the University recenrtly, culminating in the supposed suicide of the master of Michaelhouse colle...
Cambridge, 1348THE SCHOLAR WAITED IN THE BLACK SHADOW OF the churchyard trees for the Sheriff's night patrol to pass by, trying to control his breathing.It has long been acceptable to include first line questions in trivia quizzes, however I see that end lines, other than that of A Tale of Two Citie...