By Jean Truax

ISBN-10: 0879072512

ISBN-13: 9780879072513

In addition to being a prolific religious author and the abbot of the most effective Cistercian monastery in northern England, Aelred of Rievaulx in some way discovered the time and the stamina to commute commonly through the Anglo-Norman realm, appearing as a mediator, an issue solver, and an adviser to kings. His occupation spanned the stricken years of the civil warfare among King Stephen and the Empress Matilda and reached its zenith in the course of the early years of the reign of Henry II. during this paintings, Jean Truax makes a speciality of the general public profession of Aelred of Rievaulx, putting him in his old context, deepening the reader’s realizing of his paintings, and casting extra gentle on his underappreciated position as flesh presser, mediator, and negotiator outdoors his abbey’s walls.

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