By Jean Truax
In addition to being a prolific religious author and the abbot of the most suitable Cistercian monastery in northern England, Aelred of Rievaulx in some way discovered the time and the stamina to go back and forth commonly in the course of the Anglo-Norman realm, appearing as a mediator, an issue solver, and an adviser to kings. His occupation spanned the stricken years of the civil conflict among King Stephen and the Empress Matilda and reached its zenith through the early years of the reign of Henry II. during this paintings, Jean Truax makes a speciality of the general public occupation of Aelred of Rievaulx, putting him in his historic context, deepening the reader’s knowing of his paintings, and casting extra gentle on his underappreciated function as baby-kisser, mediator, and negotiator outdoors his abbey’s walls.
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