Saints, Shrines and Pilgrims Paperback

by Roger Rosewell;

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Saints, Shrines and Pilgrims

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In the Middle Ages, it was thought that praying at the right shrine could save you from just about anything, from madness and famine to false imprisonment and even shipwreck. Kingdoms, cities, and even individual trades had patron saints who would protect them from misfortune and bring them wealth and prosperity, and their feast days were celebrated with public holidays and pageants. With saints believed to have the ear of God, veneration of figures such as Saint Thomas Beckett, Saint Cuthbert, and Saint Margaret brought tens of thousands of pilgrims from all walks of life to sites across the country. "Saints, Shrines and Pilgrims "takes the reader across Britain, providing a map of the most important religious shrines that pilgrims would travel vast distances to reach, as well as descriptions and images of the shrines themselves. Featuring over one hundred stunning photographs and a index of places to visit, it explains the history of pilgrimage in Britain and the importance it played in medieval life, and describes the impact of the unbridled assault made on pilgrimage by the Reformation.

Saints, Shrines and Pilgrims by Roger Rosewell was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in March 2017. The ISBN for Saints, Shrines and Pilgrims is 9780747814023.

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Details for Saints, Shrines and Pilgrims

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 2017)
Number of Pages80
Thickness8 mm
Height210 mm
Width149 mm
Product Code4450722
Page last updated 28th October 2017
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