A very different view of the woman’s world in the mid 15th century from Sarah Dunant’s Sacred Hearts.
The Wise Woman looks at the thin line trodden by natural healers and herbalists who could be both suspected as witches and valued as healers and midwives, by the same communities. Set in the north of England, far from the court of Henry VIII, in a world of fear and superstition, religions and beliefs in conflict, sprinkled with a touch black magic and horror – or is it simply paranoia and fear?
An OK read.
Amazon.co.uk link: The Wise Woman – Philippa Gregory