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Plants that heal

Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon Age
Michelle P. Brown

The British Library, £30 (978-0-7123-0680-5)

A  page from the early-11th-century manuscript The Anglo-Saxon Herbal, depicting feverfew and its uses. From . Within a century of the introduction of Christianity and literacy to England, books had become a central element of Anglo-Saxon society. This overview of the period has many colour ...

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