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The Murder of Henry Clement and the Pirates of Lundy Island

The Murder of Henry Clement and the Pirates of Lundy Island

The Murder of Henry Clement and the Pirates of Lundy Island

By Frederick M. Powicke

Ways of medieval life and thought, by Frederick M. Powicke (Biblo & Tannen, 1949)

Introduction: All that rve know of Henry Clement is that he was a clerk and messenger of the justiciar of Ireland, Maurice fitzGerald, and that he was murdered in the spring of 1235 in Westminster. The crime caused a sensation. Better men of his time have left no memorial; Henry Clement has a certain fame because of the manner of his death.


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