Here it is, the 12th and final book for my medieval literature challenge! I've reached Paradise! Woohoo!
I'm glad I chose this book to read, too. Geraldus Cambrensis was a fairly prominent churchman and a prolific writer. He was mostly Norman and 1/4 Welsh, connected with one of the Norman families that invaded Ireland, and he visited that country in 1183 along with Prince John, at the order of Henry II. This is his report to the king about Ireland.
|Geraldus' map of Europe, with Ireland on the left.|
The second part is all about the rest of the wonders of Ireland, and there are lots of them! I loved this part. Healing wells, islands with special properties, birds with extraordinary abilities and miraculous artifacts, all sorts of fantastic things.
|Barnacle geese as described in Part I|
This is a great little book! I hope I can get its counterpart, which is all about Wales.