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By Sharla Race

“In England, the 12 months 1110 used to be one in all critical storms, undesirable harvests and excessive taxes. could observed an eclipse of the moon, and in June a comet blazed around the sky seen through the nation for 3 weeks. It used to be additionally the yr that Aelred, then often called Ethelred, was once born.”

Insightful and fresh in its process, this biography of Aelred of Rievaulx, England's most renowned Cistercian, explores his lifestyles in full—from his formative years in Hexham, his time at King David's court docket in Scotland, via to his access into Rievaulx abbey as a monk and his next profession in the Cistercian order.

Aelred’s reports and actions are put firmly in context of what existence was once like within the 12th century. The booklet is easily researched and informative but additionally stress-free and a excitement to read.

For someone drawn to Aelred, the Cistercians, early medieval England or lifestyles within the 12th century, this is often publication is vital reading.

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