An image of medieval religion which is colourful with an admirably light touch and scholarly precision. -- The Times (London)
It draws into one coherent and eminently readable whole references scattered throughout a vast body of literature -- The Daily Telegraph
Sumption is a gifted narrator, and careful scholar and a brave man. -- Spectator
The work of a brilliant young scholar of medieval literature. A book of scholarly rigour, broad scope and vital humanity. -- Times Educational Supplement (London)
Vivid reading. He has researched widely, and the 'curious' aspect of pilgrimage finds many extraordinary examples. Fascinating and entertaining. --Economist
About the Author
Jonathan Sumption was a History Fellow at Magdalene College, Oxford, until 1975 and is now a QC practicing at the commercial bar. He has also written The Albigensian Crusade and Trial by Battle and Trial by Fire, the first two volumes of his acclaimed history of the Hundred Years War.