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Divine intervention was a real thing in the Middle Ages, especially the days of Charlemagne, the time period for The Cross and the Dragon. When the Franks prayed for a victory, they were literally praying, holding litanies and abstaining from meat and wine (or paying alms).


My guest post on The Edible Bookshelf elaborates on the role religion played in the Carolingian era (eighth and ninth century Europe) and in The Cross and the Dragon.
Visit the Edible Bookshelf for why I say to neglect religion would be literary malpractice.

Christ in Majesty from the Lorsch Gospels (public domain image via Wikimedia Commons)

Christ in Majesty from the Lorsch Gospels (public domain image via Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

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