The Mystic Margery Kempe

A scan of the only known copy of Margery Kempe's book, aka MS 61823, circa 1440. Via The British Library.

Born in the 1300s, Margery had 14 children with her husband before dedicating her life to God. In her 40s, she began a vision-inspired pilgrimage to visit holy sites, and these travels became the basis for her spiritual autobiography,

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