Saint Margaret: Reflections on Martyrdom

By Clare Kemmerer, Dannie Griggs, Maya Ordonez, and Kaedy Puckett Part I How did medieval viewers experience martyr stories? Were they fascinated by the lurid details of martyrdom–the grievous bodily harm, the horrifying demons, the beautiful virgins? Did they become afraid or inspired, measuring themselves up to an unmeetable example of Christian virtue? Were they spiritually transported, or were they something nearer to a modern superhero story, a fanciful legend … Continue reading Saint Margaret: Reflections on Martyrdom