How To Be A Medieval Woman

February 28, 2017|
How To Be A Medieval Woman by Margery Kempe
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'And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, "Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman." '

Brave, outspoken and guaranteed to annoy people wherever she went - including exasperated fellow pilgrims in Jerusalem and her long-suffering husband - Margery Kempe was one of the most vivid and unforgettable voices of the Middle Ages. Whether travelling alone, getting herself arrested or having visions of marrying Jesus, Margery repeatedly defied feminine convention - and also managed to compose the first autobiography in English, despite being unable to read or write.

One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Margery Kempe, born c.1373, was of a well-to-do middle-class family from King's Lynn in Norfolk. Married at twenty, she had a vision of Christ following her first childbirth, and after early failures as a businesswoman, felt herself called to the spiritual life. At about the age of forty, after she had born fourteen children, she per...
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Title:How To Be A Medieval WomanFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 6.4 X 3.9 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 6.4 X 3.9 X 0.5 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0241252261

ISBN - 13:9780241252260

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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