Eleanor Myerson

The rocky path to Christian dominance in Europe

Peter Heather outlines medieval Christianity’s complex development across the continent and its later enforcement by papal doctrine in a climate of fear

Soldiers of Christ: detail of the Ghent altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. [Alamy]

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