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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. might observed an eclipse of the moon, and in June a comet blazed around the sky seen during the nation for 3 weeks. It was once additionally the yr that Aelred, then referred to as Ethelred, used to be born.”

Insightful and clean in its method, this biography of Aelred of Rievaulx, England's most famed Cistercian, explores his existence in full—from his youth in Hexham, his time at King David's courtroom in Scotland, via to his access into Rievaulx abbey as a monk and his next occupation in the Cistercian order.

Aelred’s stories and actions are positioned firmly in context of what existence was once like within the 12th century. The publication is easily researched and informative but additionally relaxing and a excitement to read.

For a person attracted to Aelred, the Cistercians, early medieval England or existence within the 12th century, this can be publication is vital reading.

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