pseudonym used by Edith Pargeter
Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM was a prolific write of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and ha also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is robably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. Born in tow of Horsehay ( Shropshire, England), she had Welsh ancestry, and othe of her short stories and books ( both fictional and non-fictional) were set in Wales and its borderlands.
During World War II, she worked in an administrative role in the Women 's Royal Naval Service, and awarde the British Empire Medal- BEM.
Pargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote the highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries, many of which were made into films for television.