The Book of Margery Kempe


Margery Kempe (c. 1373–after 1438) was an English Christian mystic, known for dictating The Book of Margery Kempe, a work considered by some to be the first autobiography in the English language. Her book chronicles her domestic tribulations, her extensive pilgrimages to holy sites in Europe and the Holy Land, as well as her mystical conversations with God. She is now honoured in the Anglican Communion, but was never made a Roman Catholic saint.

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