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.