Tag: Middle Ages

The Witch’s Brat, the Story of a Healer Monk

The Witch’s Brat by Rosemary Sutcliff This is one of those books whose title will put off some readers before they even open the book or find out what it’s about. The story actually has almost nothing at all to do with witches and much more to do...

Sigrid Undset on Misunderstanding the Middle Ages

“People of the nineteenth century showed in fact a quite extraordinary degree of incapacity when they tried to understand the men and women of the Middle Ages, even when they went about it with the best of wills. I had almost said that in this...