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Margery Kempe

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Book 1, Introductory pages–Chapter 10 Margery Kempe, or perhaps her scribe, introduces The Book of Margery Kempe as "a short treatise" designed to comfort sin... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 11–25 One summer evening on the way home from York (Chapter 11), Kempe's husband asked her whether she would "common naturally... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 26–30 The next several chapters recount a high point of Margery Kempe's spiritual autobiography: her journey to the Holy Land.... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 31–42 Moved by the devotional customs she witnessed in Rome (Chapter 31), Margery Kempe mentioned a ring of hers with the Lati... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 43–55 Accompanied by the young English priest, Margery Kempe arrived safely in Norwich, despite dangerous storms at sea (Chapt... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 56–67 Margery Kempe suffered a series of illnesses after her return to Lynn (Chapter 56), some of which developed into chronic... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 68–74 Margery Kempe continued to seek confirmation regarding the virtuousness of her "weeping and crying," making both friends... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 75–81 Now reputed to be "a right good woman," Margery Kempe was asked to visit and pray for a mother suffering from postpartum... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 82–89 Chapter 82 describes a vision Margery Kempe had on Candlemas, a winter liturgical feast of great importance in the Middl... Read More
Book 2, Chapters 90–99 Book 2 begins by telling of the death of the priest who had transcribed Book 1 and the continuation of the project by a ... Read More
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