Chaste Passions: Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends

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This entertaining anthology of sixteen stories, authored between 1200 and 1485, were originally tailored towards a secular audience. Most of the martyrs are spirited teenage girls, preyed upon by men, in some cases by their father, and subjected to imaginative and horrific punishments with a surprising lack of pain.

Chaste Passions: Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends 2000, Cornell University Press

ISBN-13: 9780801435690

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