Eight kings of England died violently between 1066 and 1485. Diseases and childbirth killed many more people then than today. And all death was viewed through a medieval-spiritual lens. Lean about death & burial, divine punishment, the corruption of the body, regicide, saints & martyrs, queens, and other aspects of kingly death during the Middle Ages, including the problems of successions the murder of kings created, how queens were mourned, and the issues of how murders were dealt with. A fascinating account of the deaths of all medieval English kings! 289 pages, softcover.
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