Royal Edinburgh

Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets

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Author: Mrs Oliphant
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 159,701 / 459 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 21
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 564
Added to site: 2008.06.06
mnybks.net#: 21146
Genre: History
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a monk of Durham, who must have shared with Turgot, at some period of his life, the office of spiritual director and confidant to the Queen. It is curious that both these writers should have passed from the northern Court to the community at Durham, of which Turgot was prior and Theodoric a simple brother; yet not so strange either, for Durham was largely patronised and enriched by Margaret and her husband, their kingdom at this period reaching as far south. Of Turgot's Life, which was presumably written in the vernacular, there seems nothing existing; but that of Theodoric is very full, and contains many details which set before us the life of the simple Court, with its many labours and charities: the King full of reverence and tender surprise and admiration of all his wife's perfections; the young saint herself, sweet and bright in modest gravity amid a tumultuous world little respectful of women, full of the excessive charity of the age and of her race, and of those impulses of decoration and embellishmen

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