Regardless of class, most medieval folk believed in magic, and despite the Church officially frowning on it, they would often employ it for healing, protection, or other beneficent purpose. By wearing a charmed amulet, my heroine, Alda, is following a common practice. Please visit Pilling’s Writing Corner to learn more.
My thanks go the blog’s host David Pilling, whose most recent series The White Hawk, covers the War of the Roses from perspective of a middle gentry family. Later, David will appear on Outtakes with a post about why he chose a family of this class to show us this slice of history.