Monday 6 April 2015

As a madwoman in search of God Margery Kempe was a traveller who explored medieval Europe and the middle east.

An urban business wife and mother in a feudal agricultural society, her perception that she was married to God led to her being called both a harlot and a lollard. She was restrained in her own home, and sometimes in prison, at a time when institutional confinement of insane people was rare. Today she is an Anglican saint.

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