The Perils of Piety


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History Today
Vol. 67, no. 1 (January 2017), p. 11-16


Medieval understanding of the soul and the body meant that a saintly life was a life of physical restrictions. Katherine Harvey explores the extreme suffering bishops put themselves through, from weeping and celibacy to starvation and, sometimes, death