One Corpse Too Many Brother Cadfael is the main fictional character in a series of historical murder mysteries written between 1977 and 1994 by the linguist-scholar Edith Pargeter under the name "Ellis Peters". The character of Cadfael himself is a Welsh Benedictine monk living at the Abbey of …

[Clemence is "regaling" the company at dinner]

Peter Clemence:
...and the Church is not sure which side the nobles favor in the civil war.


Peter Clemence:
You *do* know that there is a civil war between King Stephen and his frightful cousin Maud, for the crown of England?

Meriet Ashby:
[levelly] We have had friends die in it, sir.