The book is based on historical fact.
It is 1408, and Brother Bernard has been given his orders to wander through the cloisters and backstreets of Glastonbury, and to become the eyes and ears of the Archbishop of Canterbury. But what he learns, changes his life for ever. The Archbishop tells Bernard, ‘You are to examine the abbey’s dregs and find out what’s really going on, what demons are at work? Is it witchcraft or a simpler sin? You must discover the truth – what is infecting this once-magnificent house of God?’
Before moving to Bridgwater, Somerset, we visited Glastonbury regularly either to shop in Street or to look at all the lovely shops that can be visited with some amazing smells. Not only that you have the fantastic scenery that surrounds Glastonbury Tor.
Knowing this book was about Glastonbury Abbey, I jumped at the chance to read.
I found Broken Angels – A Tale of Glastonbury Abbey to be beautifully written, and knowing a little about the history, brought it to life.
If you like history, then I recommend you read this, if you live locally to Glastonbury, then you definitely need to read.