BH: Now tell me about the community of women you wrote and imagined in The Chalice—a priory of Dominican nuns.
Before buying the priory, the couple had rented a cottage nearby from the Duke of Marlborough on his Blenheim Palace estate.
Callahan claims that within weeks of leaving the priory, Moss “got back on drugs.”
The novel begins with a statement: “FACT, the priory of Sion—a European secret society founded in 1099—is a real organization.”
At Skelton, over there on the hill, lived the Bruces of the English branch, who founded the priory.
Thus the priory might well ply a lucrative, if illicit, trade.
Those of the priory of Little Dunmow, Essex, according to an old chartulary, were new cast and baptised in 1501.
At this thought he started to his feet, and ran swiftly to the priory.
St. Dogmael's priory, less than two miles from Cardigan, lies upon the left of the estuary.
They were soon in the vicinity of the priory, and of the gipsies' encampment.