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The importance of St Margaret's church in 'The Book of Margery Kempe';: a sacred place and an exemplary parishioner

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This article argues that Margery Kempe is presented as an exemplary parishioner and a supporter of her parish church in The Book of Margery Kempe. It begins by demonstrating that St Margaret’s church and King’s Lynn are placed at the centre of the Book’s mapping of Christian holy places and then analyses the two miracles that take place at St Margaret’s (the stone and beam in chapter 9 and the fire in chapter 67) as evidence of the church’s sanctity and its importance in Margery Kempe’s spiri...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1484/J.NMS.5.113869

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
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Author
Publisher:
Brepols Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Nottingham Medieval Studies Journal website
Volume:
61
Pages:
197-243
Publication date:
2018-03-30
Acceptance date:
2017-02-16
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EISSN:
2507-0444
ISSN:
0078-2122
Source identifiers:
681649
ISBN:
9782503572093
Language:
English
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2017-02-24

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