The Chronicle of Ken Muir
Sir Hugh de Morville of Westmorland
Norman Knight in the service of Henry II of England
Hugh de Morville, Lord of Westmorland, (age 35) has been a knight in the service of Henry II of England since 1158. He is the elder brother of Richard de Morville. He has a castle at Appleby on the river Eden in Westmorland. He also has lands at Knaresborough in Yorkshire. He was one of 4 assassins of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, and claimed to have misunderstood something Henry II said (“What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?” ). Henry advised him to flee to Scotland after performing the deed, but in order to appease the pope to prevent England being placed under interdiction, he is now seeking Hugh out. Hugh has gone into hiding.