In THE AGE OF KNIGHTS AND FRIARS, POPES AND REFORMERS Christian author and historian Leigh Churchill applies his story-teller’s craft to the history of Christianity from AD 1000 to the eve of the Reformation.
Knights, Crusaders and the poets of ‘the Round Table’;
Friars like Francis, Dominic and Thomas Aquinas;
Popes such as Hildebrand and the abominable Alexander VI;
the early Reformers – morning stars of the reformation -Waldes, Wyclif, Hus and Savonarola, he prophet of Florence.
Surrounding these great names is a cast of thousands:
William the Conqueror and Richard the Lion heart; outstanding Christian women – Hildegard of Bingen, Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Sienna; Abelard and Heloise, the star-crossed lovers of Paris; merciless inquisitors like Conrad of Marburg and Torquemada.
Who were the founders of the phenomenal intellectual and artistic traditions of Christian Europe? Who kept the Gospel flame alight during some of the darkest seasons the church has known? When did the Roman church outlaw the marriage of priests, and what were the effects? What inspired thousands to embark on Crusade? Who prepared the way for the Reformation of the sixteenth century?
‘Leigh Churchill … takes us on a roller coaster ride with vivid stories of the best known names in church history, whilst expertly keeping the overall picture in view. This style ensures that the books are an easy read, for adults and teens alike … a most enjoyable read’ – Evangelicals Now