THE SITES

Many of the locations featured in the novel, The Templar's Garden, can be easily visited in France, England and Wales. The gallery below is a sampling of some of the places and monuments described in the story.

Westminster Abbey
The abbey church at sunrise. In the fifteenth century, this was the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in London.
Dean's Yard, Westminster
Where the d'Albret Courteault family stay after arriving in London from Gascony.
Brae Hill
Looking towards Boarstall Castle and Bernwood Forest from atop Brae Hill; the village was once home to the royal hunting lodge of the Kings of England.
The Church of St. Mary Magdalene
The church in Shabbington, near Thame, where Lady Isabelle and Pere Charles stop to pray.
Divine Light in Shabbington
Heavenly light hitting the roofline of the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Shabbington.
The Author at Boarstall Tower
Field research on a chilly afternoon in November - the same time of year when Lady Isabelle first arrives at her new home, Boarstall Castle!
Boarstall Tower
The home of Lady Isabelle Catherine d'Albret Courteault outside Oxford.
New College, Oxford
The great quad at New College, the setting for some crucial scenes in the narrative.
The Cloister at New College, Oxford
Early evening light falling upon the rooftop of the chapel behind the cloister - so glorious!
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