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Feb
09

Politics, Plagues and Religion

The 21st century is my kind of place and time…world-without-endbut there is something I find intriguing about the 13th century or thereabouts. Why am interested in the middle ages? I have no idea, given the lack of personal hygene and everything. Yet, the germs and filth, serfs and waifs, knights and maidens, jousting and ale [a potentially lethal combination mind you] – it all fascinates me.

So I just finished a tome written by Ken Follett entitled World Without End. Incredibly researched and tantilizingly engaging, the novel weaves an historical narrative that paints a detailed portrait of life in late 13th century England.

If you’re interested in monks, cathedrals, castles, knights, plagues, political power and corruption–this book is for you.

FYI…this is not a funny book.   If looney middle ages is what you want you’ll have to look elsewhere.  Perhaps below at this classic scene —

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1 Response to “Politics, Plagues and Religion”


  1. March 1, 2009 at 9:11 am

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