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The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles Hardcover – 4 Jun 2009

3.9 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Bodley Head (4 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224077678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224077675
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 4.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 668,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Benedict Gummer's highly impressive book charts the subsequent spread of the disease in meticulous and terrible detail' --The Sunday Telegraph

'Not only is Gummer's book a treasure chest of detail...it is also full of shrewd observations. The Scourging Angel is an elegant and self-assured debut.' --Telegraph

'An engaging if somewhat eccentric book... rarely fails to hold the reader's attention' --Literary Review

'This remarkable, ambitious book by a new, young historian is positive about the new society that survived disaster. Read on and learn a very great deal about life in Britain and more widely throughout Europe in the mid-14th century' --The Times

'[A] glorious picture of 14th-century England ... a work of self-evident scholarship ... this truly impressive work of narrative and interpretative history. In Mr Gummer's elegant prose, with its ultra-precise vocabulary, Britain in the mid 14th century comes alive: you see it, hear it, smell it'
--Country Life

`Benedict Gummer's study...establishes the facts more thoroughly than any of his predecessors, and uses a wider range of sources' --Times Literary Supplement

`There is a wealth of detail, which is impeccably researched' --Historical Novels Review

'gripping and illuminating' --Seven Magazine in Sunday Telegraph

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‘The enormous value of Gummer’s book, for all its apparent narrowness of focus, is that it concentrates attention on the plague as an episode in the Hundred Years War and the new mercantilism that was opening up northern seas and nations to world trade – (a) fine book’ - The Herald, Brian Morton

‘there are constant delights in this truly impressive work of narrative and interpretive history…the author ventures intelligently and convincingly. The Scourging Angel is full of hope, as well as of superior scholarship’ - Country Life, Allan Mallinson

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