Life in a Partitioned Medieval Town
'Popular history at the highest level' Independent
A FOOL AND HIS MONEY is an unforgettable, moving and historically true story of life in a divided French town during the Hundred Years War. It is the story of Rodez, a town in South-central France which was divided for centuries by a feud between the local count and the bishop, and the strange case of Peyre Marques, a merchant who forgets where he has buried his gold. When two workmen discover it while unblocking a drain, his pathetic situation becomes the centre of a canvas that takes in the history of the town, of compassionate acts and brutal violence within the walls while the English rampage around the countryside.