Ann Baer

Medieval Woman

    Ruby Toppinghas quotedlast year
    Rollo lived at the Hall, sleeping on a straw bed on the dais between Sir Hugh’s and Magda’s leather-curtained beds,
    LaCollectionneusehas quoted3 months ago
    She looked up to the brightening star and the swallows and swifts still screaming high above her. They will still be there, she thought, whizzing about, after I no longer see or hear. Days and nights, unknown to me will follow, and will be forever unknown
    Ruby Toppinghas quotedlast year
    one must not work on Sundays. This Commandment did not affect Marion for no one ever considered that this prohibition concerned women’s work. In fact women did not have ‘work’, they had ‘duties’ and it was their nature to fulfil them.
    Ruby Toppinghas quotedlast year
    There were Commandments and everyone knew there were ten of them, but they were not enumerated, and when asked for details Father John was as vague about them as anyone else. Some confusion prevailed
    Ruby Toppinghas quotedlast year
    long as she attended Mass it was up to God to look after her and her family in a benevolent way
    Ruby Toppinghas quotedlast year
    She was aware that in return for this unreliable protection she would have to behave in certain ways, but she had no particular sense of guilt or sin, nor did she feel any need to examine her mind or repent anything before going to Mass. Nor did she feel it behoved her to behave any differently after the sacrament. It did not put her into any awareness of God. As
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