The Book of Margery Kempe


Author: Margery Kempe

The Book of Margery Kempe (c. 1436-8) is the extraordinary account of a medieval woman. Known as the earliest autobiography written in the English language, Kempe’s Book describes her dramatic transformation from businesswoman, mother (16 children), and wife to pilgrim. She vividly describes her prayers and visions, before dedicating herself to her spiritual calling. She t….Read More

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