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The Cockleshell Pilgrim: A Medieval Journey to Compostela (Paperback)
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The Cockleshell Pilgrim: A Medieval Journey to Compostela (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 19/09/2003
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In 1986, the remains of a man dressed as a pilgrim, complete with boots, a stout staf and a cockleshell, were accidentally uncovered in Worcester Cathedral. Who was he? Why had he been accorded burial in this place? What do his grave-goods mean? We can never know for sure, but sufficient evidence exists to suggest that the man was Robert Sutton, a wealthy dyer, and that he had been on the long pilgrimage to Compostela. Using a whole range of resources, Kathering Lack vividly brings to life Sutton's journey across war-torn and plague-ridden medieval Europe to the tomb of St James. Her exhilarating book will be of value not only to those concerned with medieval spirituality, but to the great number of people drawn to pilgrimages old and new. "Everystage of that first day's walk remained for ever etched on his mind. He had travelled this road before, several times, but mounted, as a solidly affluent citizen. Now he was on foot, conspicuously dressed and making such low progress that at times the view hardly changed from one hour to the next." The Cockleshell Pilgrim

Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 9780281055906
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 163 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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