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By Sharla Race

“In England, the yr 1110 was once one in every of serious storms, undesirable harvests and excessive taxes. may well observed an eclipse of the moon, and in June a comet blazed around the sky obvious in the course of the nation for 3 weeks. It used to be additionally the 12 months that Aelred, then referred to as Ethelred, was once born.”

Insightful and fresh in its strategy, this biography of Aelred of Rievaulx, England's most famed Cistercian, explores his existence in full—from his early life 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 occupation in the Cistercian order.

Aelred’s reports and actions are put firmly in context of what existence used to be like within the 12th century. The e-book is definitely researched and informative but additionally relaxing and a excitement to read.

For an individual drawn to Aelred, the Cistercians, early medieval England or existence within the 12th century, this can be publication is vital reading.

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