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Paperback The Holy Blood: King Henry III and the Westminster Blood Relic Book

ISBN: 0521026601

ISBN13: 9780521026604

The Holy Blood: King Henry III and the Westminster Blood Relic

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The first extended study of relics of the Holy Blood: portions of the blood of Christ's passion preserved supposedly from the time of the Crucifixion and displayed as objects of wonder and veneration in the churches of medieval Europe. Inspired by the discovery of new evidence relating to the relic deposited by King Henry III at Westminster in 1247, the study proceeds from the particular political and spiritual motives that inspired this gift to a...

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